United B772 at Newark on Jan 7th 2015, rejected takeoff due to engine failure

Last Update: January 8, 2015 / 23:11:46 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 7, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-44

Aircraft Registration
N78009

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A United Boeing 777-200, registration N78009 performing flight UA-44 from Newark,NJ (USA) to Brussels (Belgium), was accelerating for takeoff from Newark's runway 04L, tower reported winds from 320 degrees 24 knots gusting 33 knots, when the right hand engine (GE90) emitted a loud bang prompting the crew to reject takeoff at low speed reporting an engine failure, "roll the trucks". The aircraft stopped on the runway, emergency services responded, the crew requested emergency services to check the engines and inspect the runway. About 20 minutes after stopping the aircraft taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail.

A passenger reported the right hand engine emitted a loud bang, then the brakes came on at a fairly low speed. After coming to a stop the captain announced they had an engine compressor stall. After stopping on the runway for about 20 minutes the aircraft taxied to the gate with emergency services following the aircraft. Passengers were rebooked onto UA-2098 the following day and are estimated to reach Brussels with a delay of 23 hours.

The occurrence aircraft was able to resume service about 20 hours after rejecting takeoff.
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 7, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-44

Aircraft Registration
N78009

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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