United Flight to New York Cancelled: Flap Issue & Crew Availability

United Flight to New York Cancelled Over Flap Issue & Crew Availability
Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Earlier today, a United Airlines Boeing 777 suffered a flap issue in Paris CDG ahead of its flight to New York Newark, and was later cancelled due to crew availability.

United Flight to New York Cancelled Over Flap Issue & Crew Availability…

United Flight to New York Cancelled Over Flap Issue & Crew Availability
Data provided by RadarBox.com.

It is understood that UA55 was the flight in question that ended up being cancelled today due to a flap issue that took five hours to repair, and then crew availability became an issue as they ran out of hours.

Further confirmation of this was later seen on the United Airlines website, stating it was the technical issue with the flaps that caused the issue:

Photo sourced from the United website.

On the flight status page, it said the following about the flight to New York Newark:

“Your flight is canceled because we needed to take the plane out of service to address a technical issue. Your safety is our priority and we’re sorry for the inconvenience.”

As per RadarBox data, tomorrow’s iteration of the United Airlines flight UA55 rotation to New York Newark is set to be operated by N227UA, and at the time of writing, that flight is scheduled to go ahead.

Such an incident laid out by Bob Allen on Twitter highlights the disruption that all of this caused for passengers onboard today’s flight.

N793UA, the Boeing 777 that was affected by today’s incident was set to operate a series of flights after Paris to the likes of Dublin and San Francisco from New York’s Newark.

All eyes will be on United technicians to see how long it will take them to fix this jet so they can get it back into commercial service as soon as possible.

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