United B763 at Newark on May 31st 2016, ceiling panel refuses go-around

Last Update: June 2, 2016 / 20:49:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 31, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-557

Aircraft Registration
N672UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A United Boeing 767-300, registration N672UA performing flight UA-557 from Houston Intercontinental,TX to Newark,NJ (USA) with 214 people on board, was on final approach to Newark's runway 22L when the crew initiated a go around at low altitude, the aircraft made ground contact during the go around, a ceiling panel continued to descend however and impacted the aircraft floor before being forced to go around with the rest of the aircraft. The aircraft climbed to 3000 feet, the crew advised ATC they went around because the aircraft got out of landing position, positioned for another approach and landed on runway 22L without further incident about 25 minutes after the first ground contact. There were no injuries and no further damage.

The airport authority reported that after the aircraft had gone around making ground contact a runway inspection was conducted, no debris was found however.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Newark about 48 hours later.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N672UA
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
767-322
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B763
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 31, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-557

Aircraft Registration
N672UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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