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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 27 September 2021
Time:16:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-224 (WL)
Operator:United Airlines
Registration: N12125
MSN: 28967/788
First flight: 1998-01-18 (23 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 166
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 172
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Denver International Airport, CO (DEN) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
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
Flightnumber:UA1117
Narrative:
United Airlines flight 1117, a Boeing 757-224, suffered a tailstrike on takeoff from runway 08 at Denver International Airport, Colorado, USA.
The damage was discovered after landing at Newark, New Jersey.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: DCA22LA002

Classification:
Tailstrike
Runway mishap

Sources:
» NTSB

METAR Weather report:
21:53 UTC / 15:53 local time:
KDEN 272153Z 08011G17KT 10SM SCT100 SCT160 SCT220 32/M03 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP064 T03171033

22:53 UTC / 16:53 local time:
KDEN 272253Z 10010KT 10SM FEW100 SCT160 SCT220 31/M03 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP066 T03061033


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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 FlightAware.
Distance from Denver International Airport, CO to Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 2559 km (1599 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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