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Another United 787 incident

Written by Braedyn Deamer on July 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM UTC

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Another incident involving one of United’s 787 Dreamliners has occurred, the same one that has had trouble previously. It was attempting to leave Rome when the crew stopped the climb and returned for a higher than normal speed landing about one hour after takeoff. It had managed to complete a flight from Tokyo to San Francisco and continued to Chicago before making the flight to Rome. It was bound for Newark at the time.

There were no passengers on board this flight since it is part of the airline freight program. The aircraft entered a hold at 15,000 feet just 15 minutes after departing and did not leave its hold for a further 28 minutes. The aircraft made a successful flight to Newark 3 days later than planned and has completed three flights since arriving. United then confirmed that the five-year-old aircraft has had multiple issues with the slats and flaps but did not disclose why it keeps occurring.