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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 188563
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Time:1:07 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B789 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration: N27958
MSN: 36406/342
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 308
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:26nm northeast of Sydney -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD/YSSY)
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX), CA
A United Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, registration N27958 operating flight UA840 from Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles USA, was climbing out following a departure from Sydney's runway 34L when the crew reported they had flown through a flock of birds at about 1000 feet AGL and probably had a couple of them hit an engine (GEnx).
The crew subsequently requested to stop climb at 5000 feet to check all their systems prior to continue across the Pacific Ocean. The crew subsequently advised that they had been in consultation with dispatch and decided to return to Sydney as a precaution advising aircraft was in normal operation. The aircraft dumped fuel and returned to Sydney for a safe landing on Sydney's runway 34L about one hour after departure.
The aircraft was ferried to San Francisco on July 7.


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

3 Jul 2020 N27958 United Airlines 0 near Tokyo/Narita International Airport (NRT/RJAA) min



Photo of N27958 courtesy

San Francisco - International (KSFO / SFO)
7 June 2017; (c) Pat

Revision history:

08-Jul-2016 13:08 AF5541 Added
08-Jul-2016 13:22 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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