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.
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.
Add your comment: (max 1024 characters)
Your IP address 22.214.171.124 is being tracked. We reserve the right to remove any comment
for any reason. Profanities, personal attacks (against any physical or legal person),
discussions about site policies, false statements or similiar as well as copyrighted
materials from third parties will not be tolerated, those messages will summarily be
deleted. Links and mail addresses are not permitted and will not appear in the display,
posts trying to circumvent the restriction of links/mail addresses will be removed.
We ask for your valid e-mail address in the email field. This address is only used by
us to establish contact with you in case of further questions, it will not be
displayed anywhere or be used otherwise.
A Toyota Motor Corp. Kirobo Mini robot. TOMOHIRO OHSUMI by Terry Box Even before Ford earlier this year unveiled its
I have this love/hate relationship with automatic car washes. I like a clean car. I want to use those soft touch kind
There is “no reason” why Amazon won’t start selling cars, believes Toyota GB’s marketing director. Speaking on
The California Department of Motor Vehicles just proposed a revised set of regulations that will allow self-driving
Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp wants consumers to connect with mini talking robots. The talking robot called
Turning the key in the ignition and hearing… nothing… is a horrible feeling, but don’t panic. Follow our guide to