Thai744
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UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:44 am

Not sure what's going on with UA840 departing SYD today, but upon checking FlightRadar24 it looks like something's up after taking off from SYD.

Fuel dumping off the coast maybe?

Does any body know what's going on with that flight today?

Very strange!

UPDATE: News services on Twitter reporting along the lines of UA840 just landed, SYD airport temporarily closed and UA840 has blown 2 tyres & has undercarriage damage. Smoke seen coming from undercarriage on landing. Fire & rescue vehicles on way.



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qf002
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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:55 am

They can't get those 77Es here soon enough.
 
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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:03 am

Only thing I can pull up in SHARES or UNIMATIC is Air Return due to equipment issue. On decision, AKA cancel.
 
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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:16 am

Yup safely down though it seems to have quite an escort..

BV
 
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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:21 am

Can confirm the above. Rwy 34L/16R was closed and up to 40min holding had been issued to some inbound aircraft
 
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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:03 am

Looks like they switched out aircraft and the continued on to
LAX SFO delayed anyone know the reason for the emergency landing?
 
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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:15 am

Quoting oceanatc (Reply 4):
Can confirm the above. Rwy 34L/16R was closed and up to 40min holding had been issued to some inbound aircraft

Was there one or 2 runway closures, ABC reports that aircraft blew a trye on take off leaving debries that required the runway to be closed for clean up, then on return it blew more tyres and stopped on the runway...
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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:01 am

Quoting tkukucka (Reply 5):
Looks like they switched out aircraft and the continued on to

I don't think so somehow. I believe the aircraft on MEL-SYD UA840 N118UA then went to SFO as UA870 while UA840 was N182UA which has the problem.

Quoting tkukucka (Reply 5):
LAX SFO delayed anyone know the reason for the emergency landing?

Seems blown tyre/s on takeoff so dumped fuel to return when it blew more tyres.
 
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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:09 am

SY is still single rwy ops. 07. There is damage to the runway. Will be that way till about 10pm tonight apparently. Several aircraft diverted to CB.
 
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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:15 am

First to fly the 787-9
 
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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:23 am

Quoting zkojq (Reply 9):

That there is some serious damage probably be in syd
For a couple weeks ?
 
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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:29 am

RW34L is back open again...

Edit:Now it's closed.. again.

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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:03 am

Quoting pommy80 (Reply 11):
RW34L is back open again...

Now it's closed.. again.

Open again

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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:40 am

looks like the landing gear door got damaged too, what will be the impact to the lax-syd-mel-syd-lax routing for the 747? maybe a spare from SFO can cover that?
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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:13 am

Quoting shengzhurou (Reply 13):
looks like the landing gear door got damaged too, what will be the impact to the lax-syd-mel-syd-lax routing for the 747? maybe a spare from SFO can cover that?

More than likely rotate a spare ex-SFO considering its UAs hub.

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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:54 pm

Wow, that's the second UAL 747 damaged in as many weeks. Last week a UA 747 sustained tail damage in China I believe. It looks like this new incident will take a few weeks to repair as well. How many extra 747s does UAL have handy for such emergencies? If not 747s, what aircraft can take up the slack?
 
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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:49 pm

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 15):
Wow, that's the second UAL 747 damaged in as many weeks. Last week a UA 747 sustained tail damage in China I believe. It looks like this new incident will take a few weeks to repair as well. How many extra 747s does UAL have handy for such emergencies? If not 747s, what aircraft can take up the slack?

N127UA the 744 that was damaged in Hong Kong has been repaired and to service.
 
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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:38 pm

Quoting qf002 (Reply 1):

They can't get those 77Es here soon enough.
Quoting tkukucka (Reply 10):
That there is some serious damage probably be in syd
For a couple weeks ?
Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 15):

A bit sensationalist don't you think? This ship will not be AOG for weeks.
 
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RE: UA840 Today (Sun 20 Oct)

Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:08 pm

Quoting qf002 (Reply 1):
They can't get those 77Es here soon enough.


Blowing tires has little to do with the airplane type. The 737-900ER actually has higher tire loading than a 747. Blown tires happen. Cuts from runway debris are a likely culprit.
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