A United Airlines scheduled flight out of New York bound for Rome has been forced to make a precautionary return to New York Newark Airport.
United Airlines flight UA510 New York – Rome
United Airlines flight UA510, a Boeing 777-200ER operating a transatlantic service from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) in Rome made a precautionary return less than an hour after departure.
It is understood the Boeing 777 experienced an issue with the cabin pressurization system, and flight data shows the aircraft initiated a rapid descent from cruising level FL370 (37,000 feet) as it passed outbound over Nova Scotia.
The aircraft executed a decent to below 10,000 feet and made a precautionary return to New York Newark (EWR) at the reduced altitude of 9,000 feet. This flight procedure is consistent with a possible cabin pressurization failure.
Flight UA510 did not declare a formal emergency, and the aircraft subsequently initiated a direct return to the departure airport, having made the descent to lower altitude.
Departure New York Newark
The flight had departed Newark Liberty Airport after a slight delay; showing an actual time of departure of 21:19 EDT against the scheduled departure time of 20:40 EDT on September 13.
The aircraft then proceeded on flight plan track normally, before experiencing problems as it approached Halifax, Nova Scotia at cruising altitude FL370.
The aircraft involved in today’s long haul flight was Boeing 777-200ER registered N786UA; a 26-year old widebody aircraft belonging to the carrier United Airlines.
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