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Last updated: 22 October 2021
Date:Saturday 15 June 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-224 (WL)
Operator:United Airlines
Registration: N26123
MSN: 28966/781
First flight: 1997-11-30 (21 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 166
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Denver International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), United States of America
Destination airport:Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America
United Airlines flight 627, a Boeing 757-224, sustained substantial damage to the forward fuselage following a hard landing accident at Newark-Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, USA.
The flight departed Denver International Airport, Colorado at 07:51 hours local time (13:51 UTC) on a scheduled service to Newark.
The aircraft landed on runway 22L at 12:55 local time (16:55 UTC). Preliminary reports indicate that the aircraft bounced on landing and veered off the left side of the runway. The aircraft came to rest with the left main gear and nose landing gear to the left of the runway shoulder, but still on the paved surface.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: DCA19CA167

Runway mishap


METAR Weather report:
16:51 UTC / 12:51 local time:
KEWR 151651Z 21016G24KT 10SM FEW140 SCT180 BKN250 27/09 A3005 RMK AO2 PK WND 20026/1553 SLP177 T02670094

16:58 UTC / 12:58 local time:
KEWR 151658Z 22013G24KT 10SM FEW130 SCT180 BKN250 27/09 A3005 RMK AO2 T02720089


photo of Boeing-757-224-N26123
accident date: 15-06-2019
type: Boeing 757-224 (WL)
registration: N26123
photo of Boeing-757-224-N26123
accident date: 15-06-2019
type: Boeing 757-224 (WL)
registration: N26123

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line is connecting ADS-B datapoints from Flightradar24.
Distance from Denver International Airport, CO to Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 2559 km (1599 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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