In the last few moments, a United Airlines flight between New York Newark & Denver has declared an emergency, prompting a diversion to Chicago O’Hare.
United Flight New York-Denver Declares Emergency…
United Airlines flight UA2292 is a routine scheduled flight between New York Newark and Denver, with the affected rotation being operated by N57111.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N57111 is a 29.1 year old Boeing 757-200 that first started out life with Continental Airlines back in December 1994.
Following the merger with UA, the aircraft was handed over again in October 2010.
Of the 757-200 variant, the U.S carrier has 40 of them in the fleet, of which 38 are in active service and two are currently parked, hosting an average fleet age of 27.0 years.
United Airlines flight UA2292 departed New York Newark at 0750 local time this morning and proceeded westbound in the direction of Denver.
Upon reaching Chicago airspace, the crew onboard N57111 declared an emergency via the 7700 squawk code.
This squawk code was then changed shortly after to a standard squawk, but the crew have opted to divert to Chicago O’Hare due to the unspecified problem onboard.
Therefore, this remains a developing story. As soon as we have additional updates into the cause of the emergency, then we will update you accordingly.
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