United 777 San Francisco-Paris: Emergency Landing in Denver

United 777 San Francisco-Paris: Emergency Landing in Denver
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Earlier today, a United Airlines Boeing 777 operating a flight from San Francisco to Paris made an emergency landing in Denver.

Media in the United States are reporting that the crew onboard the flight reported an engine issue.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

UA990 – San Francisco to Paris: Diversion to Denver…


United 777 San Francisco-Paris: Emergency Landing in Denver
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United 777 San Francisco-Paris: Emergency Landing in Denver
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United Airlines flight UA990 is a routine scheduled flight between San Francisco and Paris CDG.

The aircraft involved in the incident and diversion into Denver is registered as N224UA.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N224UA is a 22.4 year old Boeing 777-200 that was delivered to the airline in December 2001.

Furthermore, of the 777-200 variant, United Airlines has 74 of them in the fleet, of which 70 are in active service.

Average fleet age for the variant at the airline currently stands at 24.9 years.

UA990 departed San Francisco at 1836 local time on March 28 (0236 UK time March 29).

The aircraft initially climbed out north to go over the Icelandic tracks towards Paris CDG.

However, upon reaching the Canadian border, the aircraft made a sharp u-turn south towards Denver.

From there, a descent was made and the aircraft landed safely without incident after nearly three and a half hours in the air.

Affected Aircraft Grounded: Replacement On Hand…


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UPI mentions that United Airlines flight UA990 suffered an engine problem, hence the diversion to Denver.

It is understood that N224UA has been grounded following the incident.

At this stage, it is unclear whether a replacement aircraft will take the passengers from San Francisco to Paris via Denver.

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

This is a developing story.

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