United Airlines 767 Suffers Hydraulic Issue on Arrival to New York

United Airlines 767 Suffers Hydraulic Issue on Arrival to New York
Jules Meulemans (GFDL or GFDL ), via Wikimedia Commons

Yesterday, a United Airlines Boeing 767 suffered a hydraulic issue on arrival into New York Newark.

Such an instance happened moments before landing, prompting a quick reaction from the pilots onboard.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

UA963 – Berlin to New York Newark…

United Airlines 767 Suffers Hydraulic Issue on Arrival to New York
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United Airlines 767 Suffers Hydraulic Issue on Arrival to New York
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United Airlines flight UA963 is a routine scheduled flight between Berlin and New York Newark.

Furthermore, the aircraft involved in the incident was registered as N78060.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N78060 is a 22.2 year old Boeing 767-400 that started out life with Continental Airlines in February 2002.

Following it’s merger with United Airlines, the aircraft was handed over to the UA registry in October 2010.

Furthermore, of the 767-400 variant, UA has 16 of them in the fleet, of which 15 are in active service and one is parked.

Average fleet age for the variant with the airline stands at 22.6 years.

United Airlines flight UA963 departed Berlin at 1000 local time on March 26, and proceeded westbound to New York Newark.

Everything in the flight was normal until the attempted landing into Newark.

As per reporting from The Aviation Herald, UA963 was on short final to Newark, when they suffered a hydraulic problem.

This prompted a go-around, where the crew then re-sequenced themselves back onto the approach.

UA963 landed safely after that without further incident.

Quick Turnaround in Less Than 24 Hours…

Photo Credit: Raimond Spekking via Wikimedia Commons.

Data from RadarBox shows that N78060 was grounded for the rest of the day following the incident in New York Newark.

It re-entered commercial service earlier today, operating the UA2143 rotation to San Juan.

Furthermore, it is unclear what the nature of the hydraulic problem lied, but wasn’t serious enough to cause a grounding for days.

In a statement, the FAA said the following on the incident involving the United Airlines 767:

“United Airlines Flight 963 landed safely at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey around 12:50 p.m. local time on Tuesday, March 26, after the crew reported a possible hydraulic issue.”

“The Boeing 767 was traveling from Berlin, Germany. The FAA will investigate.”

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