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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209729
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Time:c. 16:00 LT
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: N29971
MSN: 60147/642
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 259
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:46 km northeast of Sendai (SDJ/RJSS) -   Japan
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX), CA, USA
Destination airport:Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG/ZSPD), China
United Airlines' flight UAL/UA198 from Los Angeles to Shanghai Pudong suffered a hydraulic issue on No.1 engine (GEnx) while cruising at FL390 over Pacific ocean 46 km northeast of Sendai, Japan. The airplane diverted to Tokyo/Narita International Airport (NRT/RJAA), Japan, and made a safe landing on runway 16R at 16:30 LT. There were no personal injuries among 259 occupants. Eighteen other commercial flights suffered delays for 29 minutes maximum due to closure of the runway.




Photo of N29971 courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
22 September 2021; (c) John Smitherman

Revision history:

22-Apr-2018 10:27 isamuel Added

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