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VIDEO: Sparks Fly From United Airlines 777-200 as it Departs Newark Airport, Makes Emergency Landing

VIDEO: Sparks Fly From United Airlines 777-200 as it Departs Newark Airport, Makes Emergency Landing

BY BRANTSEN GILL 8d AGO 2 COMMENTS

A routine United Airlines flight on Thursday evening turned scary when sparks flew from one of the wings upon takeoff.

 

 

Video licensed to AeroXplorer by @variablecraft.

 

United Airlines flight 149, a scheduled service from Newark/New York (EWR) to Sao Paulo, Brazil (GRU) departed at 11:24 pm when it experienced a suspected hydraulic pressure pump failure.

 

The aircraft in question is N787UA, a Boeing 777-200ER in United's new livery. After takeoff, the aircraft entered a holding pattern over the Atlantic Ocean, displaying an altitude of FL240 (24,000 feet) on FlightRadar24. Approximately 1.5 hours after takeoff, the aircraft returned to Newark Airport.

 

Photo of the aircraft's flight path.

 

In a statement to AeroXplorer, United Airlines shared: "After our aircraft experienced a mechanical issue shortly after takeoff, it remained in the air to burn fuel and then landed safely. Passengers deplaned at the gate and a new aircraft is scheduled to depart this morning."

 

With United Airlines' fleet of 777s rapidly aging, incidents like this are suspected to occur. Therefore expanding maintenance and inspections is absolutely essential to the safety of these aircraft. United Airlines operates some of the oldest Boeing 777s in the world, with some having lifespans of almost 30 years.

 

A photo of one of the parts that fell from the aircraft. Credit: Instagram/@variablecraft

Unfortunately, this is not the first time the airline has seen 777 troubles. In February 2021, a United Airlines 777-200 flying from Denver to Honolulu experienced an uncontained engine failure, resulting in Pratt & Whitney 777s being grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration. The aircraft have since returned to the skies, as they have been deemed safe to operate by the administration.

 

More information will be shared as soon as it becomes available.

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Jim Oh my goD
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Gary Bain Do you have a link? The video won't open on my computer.

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