United B762 at Berlin on Feb 10th 2013, rejected takeoff

Last Update: February 12, 2013 / 21:03:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 10, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-97

Aircraft Registration
N68159

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-200

ICAO Type Designator
B762

A United Boeing 767-200, registration N68159 performing flight UA-97 from Berlin Tegel (Germany) to Newark,NJ (USA), rejected takeoff from Berlin at high speed (about 100 knots), the aircraft slowed safely, emergency services responded and checked the brakes before the aircraft returned to the gate.

The flight was cancelled.

A passenger had had originally been booked on flight UA-97 of Feb 9th, the rotation UA-96/97 had however been cancelled due to the snow storm disrupting the East Coast of the USA. Rebooked onto the following day's flight the passenger reported the aircraft needed to reject takeoff at high speed, the captain announced at first they had hit something on the runway but later stated the left hand engine (CF6) had failed, emergency services were checking for a possible brakes fire. The passenger was subsequently rebooked onto a flight via London Heathrow,EN (UK).
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 10, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-97

Aircraft Registration
N68159

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-200

ICAO Type Designator
B762

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