United B744 at Frankfurt on Jul 18th 2017, air conditioning causes passengers to faint

Last Update: July 19, 2017 / 21:04:17 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 18, 2017

Classification
Accident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-59

Aircraft Registration
N121UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A United Boeing 747-400, registration N121UA performing flight UA-59 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to San Francisco,CA (USA), was taxiing for departure when the temperature on board became so hot that a number of passengers fainted prompting the crew to return to the gate. A large number of ambulances was dispatched to the gate and attended to the affected passengers.

The flight was cancelled.

Airport police reported due to the failure of the air conditioning system it became very hot on board of the aircraft, a number of passengers suffered circulatory failures and needed medical attention.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 18, 2017

Classification
Accident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-59

Aircraft Registration
N121UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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