cegro27
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What Is/was The Situation With UAL 936?

Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:27 am

Flight Tracker for today shows the IAD-ZRH aircraft holding west of KIAD, just having departed a few minutes before. I'm curious to know what happened, or "is" happening if anybody in the area can listen in on their scanners or get more info. Thanks.
 
lincoln
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RE: What Is/was The Situation With UAL 936?

Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:35 am

Now this is strange -- I see exctly the same thing on Flight Aware, but looking at United's Website...

Quote:
Flight
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Airline: United
Flight: 936
Date: Fri, Apr 13
Status: NOT DEPARTED
Aircraft type: Boeing 767-300
Miles earned: 4158
Departure
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Airport: Washington Dulles (IAD)
Scheduled departure: 6:08 PM
Estimated: 6:23 PM
Reason: --
Terminal: Concourse C
Gate: C7

Arrival
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Airport: Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)
Scheduled arrival: 8:20 AM
Estimated: 8:25 AM
Reason: --
Terminal: --
Gate: --
Baggage claim: --
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swiftski
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RE: What Is/was The Situation With UAL 936?

Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:38 am

Looks like a bit of a delay on the SFO-IAD leg of the SFO-ZRH flight too, as it was holding for a while before landing. Almost certainly unrelated.
 
lincoln
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RE: What Is/was The Situation With UAL 936?

Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:38 am

And to reply to my own reply, one of my sources has

OFF .09E+IN OT /WAS OFF IAD 639P - RETURNED TO FIELD DUE TO MECHIAD/1114CT/1214-1900/PROB DLYS/DVRT/CNCL-STRONG WINDS-ATC OPS +
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swiftski
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RE: What Is/was The Situation With UAL 936?

Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:41 am

Yup, it's headed back. 7 miles to go. One hour of holding.
 
cegro27
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RE: What Is/was The Situation With UAL 936?

Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:45 am

Looking at the fboweb/google earth flight tracker it appears to be on dowinwind for landing at IAD. I figured it was probably a mech problem a maybe they were dumping fuel. Although I figured they would dump over the Atlantic, but seems not this time.
 
cegro27
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RE: What Is/was The Situation With UAL 936?

Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:55 am

Landing gear problems maybe....flight apparently just did a low approach.