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Last updated: 28 October 2020
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Date:03-JUL-2020
Time:13:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B789 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration: N27958
C/n / msn: 36406/342
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:near Tokyo/Narita International Airport (NRT/RJAA) -   Japan
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Tokyo/Narita International Airport (NRT/RJAA), Japan
Destination airport:San Francisco International Airport (SFO/KSFO), CA, USA
Narrative:
A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner of United Airlines, N27958 forced to return to Tokyo/Narita three times in successive flights in a couple of days due to the same reason, malfunction of the slat of the left wing. The first incident was on the morning of 2nd July when the airplane operated a cargo flight UAL/UA2822 from Tokyo/Narita, Japan to Beijing, China. After 50 minutes from takeoff at 09:25 LT, the 787 declared emergency and turned back to Narita at 10:46 LT. The second incident was on the afternoon of 2nd July, another cargo flight UAL/UA2770 from Narita to San Francisco, CA, USA which took off at 13:47 LT, and landed back at 15:21 LT with emergency declaration. The third one occurred on 3rd July, again on UAL/UA2770, took off at 13:02 LT and landed back at 13:56 LT with emergency. No injuries were reported in all three flights. The runway of Narita was temporary closed after each landing for 13 minutes in total.

Sources:

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/69ae1833454d0f24a89996c68e58c3482fc28d11
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/668ae45ede49535f7937436d1586d8e0659f5061
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/462ee2d4790c79648f653b536299e87be2ac7d6a
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/b27d29bf6f3286ce1cfaf61939af722db5711f04
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/366e681fb427e5c21437afc2d2f6be8e64634d32

https://www.flightradar24.com/2020-07-02/01:00/12x/UAL2822/24d47370 (1st incident)
https://www.flightradar24.com/2020-07-02/05:27/12x/UAL2770/24d4bc9d (2nd incident)
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n27958#24d6f3a3
https://www.flightradar24.com/2020-07-03/04:20/12x/UAL2770/24d6f3a3 (3rd incident)

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

4 Jul 2016 N27958 United Airlines 0 26nm northeast of Sydney min


Images:

Photo of N27958 courtesy AirHistory.net


San Francisco - International (KSFO / SFO)
7 June 2017; (c) Pat

Revision history:

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03-Jul-2020 13:39 isamuel Added

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