United Flight London-New York Emergency Due to Fuel Issue

United Flight London-New York Emergency Due to Fuel Issue
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In the last few hours, a United Airlines flight between London Heathrow and New York Newark declared an emergency due to a fuel issue onboard.

United Flight London-New York Emergency Due to Fuel Issue…


United Flight London-New York Emergency Due to Fuel Issue
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United Airlines flight UA941 is a routine scheduled flight between London Heathrow and New York Newark, with the affected rotation being operated by N685UA.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N685UA is a 21.0 year old Boeing 767-300 that started out life with Hawaiian Airlines back in December 2002.

The aircraft remained with the carrier until October 2018 when the aircraft was handed over to the airline, but didn’t enter service until 2019 following a re-registration.

United Airlines flight UA941 departed London Heathrow at 1625 local time today and proceeded initially north then westbound towards New York Newark.

Upon reaching the Dublin area, the aircraft made a u-turn and declared an emergency, with the request to return back to Heathrow.

UA941 landed back into Heathrow around an hour and a half after initial departure, with the aircraft not expected to continue on to New York Newark tonight.

As per @FlightEmergency on X, it is understood the cause of the emergency was due to a fuel control imbalance on the indicators, which meant it was unsafe to go across the Atlantic.

This was ultimately why the emergency was declared and the return to London Heathrow was initiated as an imbalance can be dangerous in some scenarios.

All eyes will be on when N685UA will be deemed airworthy again following this emergency.

AviationSource will approach United Airlines for comment.

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