United 767 London-New York Declares Emergency

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In the last 15-20 minutes, a United Airlines Boeing 767 from London to New York has declared an emergency due to an unruly passenger.

Let’s take a look into what has happened in the last few moments involving this emergency.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

United Flight UA883: London Heathrow-New York Newark…

United 767 London-New York Declares Emergency
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United Airlines flight UA883 is a routine scheduled flight between London Heathrow and New York Newark.

N663UA is the aircraft involved in this emergency.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N663UA is a 30.6 year old Boeing 767-300ER.

The aircraft was delivered to United Airlines back in August 1993.

Of the 767-300 variant, the U.S carrier has 37 of them in the fleet, of which 28 are in active service and nine are parked.

Average fleet age of this variant is 28.0 years old.

UA883 departed London Heathrow at 0818 local time this morning and made the cross over the Atlantic to New York.

Upon reaching the Bangor area, the aircraft declared an emergency and made a rapid descent.

Not long after, the crew touched down safely into Bangor, after broadcasting the 7700 squawk code.

Cause of the 7700?: Unruly Passenger Onboard…

As per @FlightEmergency on X, it is understood the reason for the 7700 emergency broadcast was due to an unruly passenger.

It is also understood that after arrival, the plane was met by law enforcement to remove the passenger.

More details are yet to come regarding why and how he was unruly.

However, it was clearly serious enough to declare an emergency and to descend rapidly into Bangor.

It is unclear when United Airlines flight UA883 will continue on to New York, with the London-originating flight set to be delayed.

As soon as more information comes in pertinent to this incident, then we will update the article accordingly.

But for now, this remains a developing story, while we establish more of the facts.

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