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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237641
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Time:13:20 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: N27958
MSN: 36406/342
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:near Tokyo/Narita International Airport (NRT/RJAA) -   Japan
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Tokyo/Narita International Airport (NRT/RJAA), Japan
Destination airport:San Francisco International Airport (SFO/KSFO), CA, USA
A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner of United Airlines, N27958 forced to return to Tokyo/Narita three times in successive flights in a couple of days due to the same reason, malfunction of the slat of the left wing. The first incident was on the morning of 2nd July when the airplane operated a cargo flight UAL/UA2822 from Tokyo/Narita, Japan to Beijing, China. After 50 minutes from takeoff at 09:25 LT, the 787 declared emergency and turned back to Narita at 10:46 LT. The second incident was on the afternoon of 2nd July, another cargo flight UAL/UA2770 from Narita to San Francisco, CA, USA which took off at 13:47 LT, and landed back at 15:21 LT with emergency declaration. The third one occurred on 3rd July, again on UAL/UA2770, took off at 13:02 LT and landed back at 13:56 LT with emergency. No injuries were reported in all three flights. The runway of Narita was temporary closed after each landing for 13 minutes in total.

Sources: (1st incident) (2nd incident) (3rd incident)

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

4 Jul 2016 N27958 United Airlines 0 26nm northeast of Sydney min


Photo of N27958 courtesy

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

Revision history:

03-Jul-2020 13:39 isamuel Added

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