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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214657
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:24-AUG-2018
Time:c. 00:15 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: N24974
MSN: 40942/663
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO) -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO)
Destination airport:Singapore-Changi International Airport (SIN/WSSS)
Narrative:
United Airlines Flight 1 from San Francisco to Singapore return to land back at San Fransisco after it hit a flock of birds on departure.
The aircraft climbed to FL300 over the Pacific Ocean towards Singapore but initiated a turn back at 00:35 (07:35 UTC), 23 minutes after takeoff.
Following an additional circle to dump fuel, the aircraft landed safely back at San Francisco at 01:32 hours.

Sources:

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/United-Flight-Makes-Emergency-Landing-at-SFO-After-Bird-Strike-491628061.html
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua1#1d9d9808


Images:

Photo of N24974 courtesy AirHistory.net


Dublin (EIDW / DUB)
12 December 2020; (c) Gerry Barron

Revision history:

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