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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58777
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:20-FEB-2009
Time:5:30 pm
Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-2B7
Owner/operator:US Airways
Registration: N934UW
MSN: 27200/589
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 196
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:over the Atlantic -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale - FLL
Destination airport:Philadelphia - PHL
Narrative:
The flight US-1670 initiated an emergency descent from FL370 while enroute over the Atlantic, reached 10,000 feet within 7 minutes and diverted to Wilmington after the cabin pressure was lost about 50 minutes into the flight. The airplane landed safely at Wilmington (ILM) 30 minutes after begin of the emergency descent.
The incident aircraft departed Wilmington about 3:15 after and was ferried to Philadelphia as flight HP-9226 at a maximum cruise altitude of 10,000 feet.


Sources:

http://avherald.com/h?article=4155edb4&opt=0
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/USA1670/history/20090220/2139Z/KFLL/KPHL
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AWE9226/history/20090221/0113Z/KILM/KPHL


Images:

Photo of N934UW courtesy AirHistory.net


Charlotte - Douglas International (KCLT / CLT)
30 April 2007; (c) Danny Grew

Revision history:

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21-Feb-2009 10:59 Certosino Added

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