United B752 at Newark on May 23rd 2017, evacuation onto taxiway

Last Update: May 24, 2017 / 13:37:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 23, 2017

Classification
Accident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1579

Aircraft Registration
N596UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

A United Boeing 757-200, registration N596UA performing flight UA-1579 from Newark,NJ to San Francisco,CA (USA) with 124 passengers and 7 crew, had been cleared to line up runway 22R at taxiway W and wait, when the crew refused the clearance stating they needed another minute. Another aircraft lined up and departed, then the crew of N596UA reported they needed to return to the apron with an engine (PW2040) problem and joined taxiway P (between runways 22R and 22L). About 30 seconds later the crew requested emergency service to attend, tower reported they were already rolling, tower had observed fire from the right hand engine. The crew stopped the aircraft at the intersection of taxiways P and Y and initiated an emergency evacuation via slides. 5 passengers received minor injuries in the evacuation and were taken to hospitals.

The airport reported five passengers were taken to hospitals with minor injuries.

The airline reported one passenger received an ankle injury.

Passengers reported there were strong smells, then the captain called flight attendants to prepare for evacuation. They were all evacuated via slides on the left hand side.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 23, 2017

Classification
Accident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1579

Aircraft Registration
N596UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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