American B772 near Tokyo on Jun 9th 2015, fuel leak

Last Update: June 9, 2015 / 15:19:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 9, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-183

Aircraft Registration
N781AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N781AN performing flight AA-183 (dep Jun 8th) from Los Angeles,CA (USA) to Shanghai Pudong (China) with 238 people on board, was enroute at FL360 about 150nm northeast of Tokyo (Japan) when the crew noticed a possible fuel leak from the left hand engine (Trent 895) and decided to divert to Tokyo Narita for a safe landing on runway 34L about 40 minutes later. Emergency services reported a fuel spill from the left hand engine, the left hand engine was shut down on the runway which stopped the fuel leak.

Japan's Ministry of Transport reported the aircraft stopped on the runway, the runway was closed for 50 minutes until the aircraft had been towed off the runway and the runway had been cleaned from the fuel spill.

A replacement Boeing 777-200 registration N780AN departed Tokyo about 2.5 hours after landing and reached Shanghai with a delay of 3 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N781AN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
777-223
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 9, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-183

Aircraft Registration
N781AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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