United B764 over Pacific on Oct 17th 2015, mechanical issue

Last Update: October 18, 2015 / 18:00:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 17, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-144

Aircraft Registration
N76064

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-400

ICAO Type Designator
B764

A United Boeing 767-400, registration N76064 performing flight UA-144 from Honolulu,HI to Washington Dulles,DC (USA) with 299 people on board, was enroute at FL310 about 400nm northeast of Honolulu when the crew decided to return to Honolulu, descended the aircraft first to FL260 then down to FL180 for the return. The aircraft landed safely on Honolulu's runway 08L about 2:20 hours after departure, vacated the runway and requested emergency vehicles to check out the landing gear for anything unusual before continuing to the apron.

A passenger tweeted they had suffered an engine (CF6) failure about 90 minutes into the flight and were returning to Honolulu.

The airline did not confirm an engine failure but stated a mechanical malfunction prompted the return.

The flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N76064
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
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Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B764
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 17, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-144

Aircraft Registration
N76064

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-400

ICAO Type Designator
B764

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