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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190693
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-222
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration: N557UA
MSN: 26653/454
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Orlando International Airport, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Orlando International Airport, Florida
United Airlines flight 1049, a Boeing 757-222, N557UA, experienced an uncormnanded left rudder deflection shortly after touchdown at Orlando International Airport, Florida. The airplane was making a practice autoland approach in visual meteorological conditions (VMC) to runway 18R. Runway 18R has a Category I instrument landing system. The pilot notified the tower that a practice autoland was being conducted. The controller
reported that he did not remember any air or ground traffic near the runway or the localizer antenna array during the B-757's landing and subsequent rollout.

The B-757's flight data recorder data showed that about 1 second after touchdown, at an indicated airspeed of 115 knots, the rudder moved to the left 6.6 degrees, and the airplane subsequently yawed to the left about 1 degree.The captain immediately took control of the airplane as it veered about 30 feet from the runway centerline. The FDR data indicate that the autopilot was disconnected about 1 second after the airplane started to yaw, The captain reported that if he had not taken immediate action, he believed that the airplane would have departed the runway. There were no injuries to the people onboard, and the airplane was not damaged.


Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-94-151 issued 22 August 1994 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-94-152 issued 22 August 1994 by NTSB
Safety recommendation A-94-153 issued 22 August 1994 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-94-154 issued 22 August 1994 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-94-155 issued 22 August 1994 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-94-156 issued 22 August 1994 by NTSB to FAA


Photo of N557UA courtesy

Los Angeles - International (KLAX / LAX)
4 January 2012; (c) Bob Garrard

Revision history:

16-Oct-2016 15:05 harro Added

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