Following this incident, the flight made an emergency landing back at Newark, New York (EWR). The US carrier operates two daily flights between EWR and FCO.
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Now, let us establish a flight timeline with FlightRadar24 data.
On September 13, 2023, United Airlines flight UA510 took off from Newark Liberty Int’l Airport (EWR) at around 1:20 AM UTC. The flight suffered a cabin pressurization loss after being airborne for almost 50 minutes.
From 2:08 to 2:15 PM UTC, the flight loses approx 30,000 feet. It was at 37,000 and came down to 8,875 feet. After burning and damping some extra fuel, the flight crew decided to make a U-Turn. The aircraft continued its return flight at 9,000 feet.
The flight landed safely back at EWR at around 4:22 PM UTC.
The aircraft involved in the incident is a Boeing 777-200LR, registered as N786UA. Further, it is 26.5 years old and is powered by a Pratt and Whitney PW4000 Engine.
A passenger on a UA510 flight posted on X (formerly Twitter), “Nothing like a fairly rapid descent shortly after takeoff. No idea what’s up, just hit 10k feet, and as decent started, the pilot came on PA, clearly wearing an oxygen mask from the sound of his voice. My bet is on the windshield. #UA510 Not making it to Italy tonight.”
In an unforeseen turn of events on August 2023, a Miami-bound Delta Air Lines (DL) flight encountered a mechanical issue, leading to its diversion to Jacksonville, as the Jacksonville Aviation Authority reported.
The incident has caused inconvenience for the passengers onboard and has resulted in a delay in their travel plans.
Delta Flight 1328, operating a Boeing 757 aircraft, took off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 4:36 p.m., carrying a total of 186 passengers, two pilots, and four flight attendants.
However, during the flight, a mechanical problem arose, prompting the flight crew to decide to divert to Jacksonville International Airport.
Fortunately, the flight landed safely at Jacksonville International Airport at 5:52 p.m., according to FlightAware data. The passengers, pilots, and flight attendants were unharmed, and the aircraft was securely parked at a terminal gate in Jacksonville.
Efforts were swiftly undertaken by Delta Airlines to address the situation and ensure the affected passengers were taken care of. A secondary aircraft was arranged to transport the passengers to their intended destination.
The estimated departure time from Jacksonville was set for 8:45 p.m. Eastern Time, with an expected arrival in Miami at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Delta Airlines expressed its sincere apologies to the passengers for the inconvenience caused by the incident and subsequent delay in their travel plans. The airline is committed to minimizing further disruptions and promptly resolving the situation.
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