A United Airlines flight between to Dublin Airport, Ireland returned to New York Newark following issues with it’s engines.
Engine Trouble: United Airlines Flight to Dublin Returns to New York…
United Airlines flight UA317 is a routine scheduled flight between New York’s Newark and Dublin Airport, Ireland.
The flight affected by this incident was operated by N41140, one of the airline’s Boeing 757-200 aircraft.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N41140 is a 23.7 year old aircraft that started out life with Continental Airlines back in February 2000.
Following the merger between the two carriers, N41140 was handed over to United Airlines in October 2010, where it has been since.
The airline has a fleet of 40 Boeing 757-200 aircraft, of which 34 are currently in service, and six are parked.
Yesterday, the Canadian TSB issued a report on this stating:
“While in cruise about 2 hours and 40 minutes into the flight (at 52°23′ N, 055°01′ W) the flight crew heard a bang and noted a momentary yaw of the aircraft.”
“The flight crew noted the EICAS message for number 1 engine (Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4B) vibration, consulted the QRH, reduced left engine power until the vibration decreased below the amber range, and declared an emergency.”
“The flight crew consulted with company maintenance control personnel and decided to return to KEWR.”
“The diversion was coordinated with ATS, and the flight landed at KEWR without further incident.”
“Company maintenance identified a crack at the 1 o’clock position on the number 1 engine exhaust nozzle and removed and replaced the engine.”
Since the incident on the New York-Dublin flight, N41140 has been back in commercial operation, and continues to operate transatlantic flights.
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