Damage: United Flight San Francisco-Boston Diverts to Denver

Damage: United Flight San Francisco-Boston Diverts to Denver
Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this week, a United Airlines Boeing 757 operating a flight between San Francisco and Boston diverted to Denver due to damage on the airplane.

UA354 San Francisco-Boston…

Damage: United Flight San Francisco-Boston Diverts to Denver
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United Airlines flight UA354 is a routine scheduled flight between San Francisco and Boston, with the affected rotation diverting to Denver being operated by N57111.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N57111 is a 29.2 year old Boeing 757-200 that started out life under the Continental Airlines name back in December 1994.

Following the merger with UA, it was handed over in October 2010. Of the 757-200 variant, the U.S carrier has 40 of them in the fleet, of which 37 are in active service and three are currently parked, offering an average age of 27.1 years.

United Airlines flight UA354 departed San Francisco at 1414 local time on February 19 and proceeded eastbound towards Boston.

As per reporting from The Aviation Herald, it is understood that passengers observed damage to the slat on the right hand wing of the Boeing 757-200, when the aircraft was at FL310.

From there, the decision was made by the crew to divert to Denver following this observation, with the video above showing the landing into DEN.

At the time of writing (20/2/24 @ 2025 UK time), N57111 remains on the ground whilst the necessary repairs are made to the aircraft.

All eyes will be on when it will be back in the air again.

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