United B763 near Nashville on May 7th 2016,electrical burning odour in cabin

Last Update: May 30, 2016 / 22:43:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 7, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-879

Aircraft Registration
N653UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A United Boeing 767-300, registration N653UA performing flight UA-879 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA) with 106 people on board, was enroute at FL380 about 40nm northwest of Nashville,TN (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Nashville reporting an electrical burning odour in the cabin. The aircraft landed safely on Nashville's runway 31 about 20 minutes later, vacated the runway and stopped on the adjacent taxiway requesting emergency services to check the aircraft with infrared devices for any hot spot in the cabin.

A passenger reported the electrical odour was first noticed in the back of the cabin when the aircraft was about to leave Canadian Airspace and enter US Airspace. The passengers were asked to check their belongings for any hot electronic devices. The search, lasting for about one hour, was without success and could not identify the source of the smell, therefore the crew decided to divert to Nashville. The crew subsequently ran of crew duty time. A replacement Boeing 737 was dispatched to Nashville to pick the passengers up. About 2-3 hours into the wait at Nashville the captain announced that the cause of the odour had been found, a burnt fan motor in the aircraft's air conditioning system.

A replacement Boeing 737-900 registration N77430 was dispatched to Nashville, resumed the flight as UA-2056 and reached Houston with a total delay of 8 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N653UA
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
767-322
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B763
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Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
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Engine Manufacturer
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 7, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-879

Aircraft Registration
N653UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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