United B772 at Chicago on Jun 16th 2017, engine problem

Last Update: June 17, 2017 / 18:57:35 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 16, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-881

Aircraft Registration
N229UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A United Boeing 777-200, registration N229UA performing flight UA-881 from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Tokyo Narita (Japan), was in the initial climb out of Chicago's runway 28R when the crew requested to maintain 3000 feet reporting a minor engine (PW4090) problem that needed evaluation. The crew subsequently continued the climb but stopped the climb at FL240 indicating the left hand engine exceeded N1 and EGT limits and they needed to return to Chicago. The crew dumped fuel, returned to Chicago for a safe landing on runway 28C and taxied to the apron.

A replacement Boeing 777-200 registration N798UA reached Tokyo with a delay of 4 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Chicago about 23 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 16, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-881

Aircraft Registration
N229UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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