Incident: United B772 near San Francisco on Jul 19th 2017, engine shut down in flight

Incident: United B772 near San Francisco on Jul 19th 2017, engine shut down in flight

By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, Jul 19th 2017 20:28Z, last updated Wednesday, Jul 19th 2017 20:28Z

A United Boeing 777-200, registration N797UA performing flight UA-408 from San Francisco,CA to Washington Dulles,DC (USA), was climbing out of San Francisco when the crew stopped the climb at FL270 reporting an engine (PW4090) failure and decided to return to San Francisco for a safe landing on runway 28R about 35 minutes later. The aircraft taxied to the apron.

The FAA reported the aircraft declared emergency due to an engine problem.

A replacement Boeing 777-200 registration N217UA is estimated to reach Washington with a delay of 6 hours.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL408/history/20170719/1430Z/KSFO/KIAD

Reader Comments: (the comments posted below do not reflect the view of The Aviation Herald but represent the view of the various posters)I was a passenger on this flight. This led to the worst travel experience of my life. However, United was nice enough to help us get to our destination.

The destination city was Washington, DC, but Dulles Airport (IAD) is in the state of Virginia - there are no airports or even airfields in the District of Columbia itself after the AFB in Anacostia was closed. So, it would be more correct to say "Washington Dulles, VA". The same applies to Washington Reagan (National) Airport (DCA), which is also in Virginia.

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