Tech Issue: United Flight New York-Mexico City Diverts to Houston

Tech Issue: United Flight New York-Mexico City Diverts to Houston
Oscar Josué Elvir Vasquez (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2 ), via Wikimedia Commons

A United Airlines flight between New York and Mexico City had to divert to Houston following issues with the electrical systems onboard making it unsafe to continue.

Tech Issue: United Flight New York-Mexico City Diverts to Houston…


Tech Issue: United Flight New York-Mexico City Diverts to Houston
Data provided by RadarBox.com.

United Airlines flight UA1065 is a routine scheduled flight between New York Newark and Mexico City, with the affected rotation being operated by N24715.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N24715 is a 25.1 year old Boeing 737-700 that started out life with Continental Airlines back in October 1998.

It was then transferred over to the airline in October 2010 when the merger between the two sides was completed.

Of the -700 variant, United Airlines has 40 of them, of which 37 are in active service and three are currently parked at the time of publication.

UA1065 departed New York Newark at 1732 local time on October 23 and proceeded south-west towards Mexico City.

Upon the accrual of electrical issues onboard, UA1065 descended and diverted into Houston, as per reporting from The Aviation Herald.

Data provided by RadarBox.com.

Upon arrival into Houston, a replacement aircraft, registered as N23721, operated the continued leg down to Mexico City, with the passengers originating from New York landing around three hours late.

N23721 was another Boeing 737-700 that United Airlines had handy to use as such a replacement jet.

At this stage, it is unclear what the nature of these electrical problems were, but they were clearly serious enough to cause a diversion into the Texas-based airport.

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