Incident description
Last updated: 19 April 2014
Date:Monday 31 March 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic B762 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-222
Operator:United Air Lines
Registration: N609UA
C/n / msn: 21870/13
First flight: 1982-07-19 (3 years 9 months)
Total airframe hrs:11053
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 185
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 192
Airplane damage: None
Location:9 km (5.6 mls) NNE of San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), United States of America
Destination airport:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), United States of America
While climbing through 3000 feet agl, during the initial climb phase of the flight, both engines flamed out. The crew was able to restart both engines and return to the airport of departure for an uneventful landing. On August 19, 1983 this same aircraft (N609UA) suffered a double engine flameout.

Fuel system,fuel shutoff..Starvation
Fuel supply..Inadvertent deactivation..Pilot in command
Contributing Factors:
Physical impairment(hypoglycemia/diet)..Pilot in command




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Distance from San Francisco International Airport, CA to Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO as the crow flies is 1524 km (953 miles).

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