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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200314
Last updated: 28 January 2020
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Date:29-AUG-2017
Time:12:14 LT
Type:Boeing 767-424ER
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration: N68061
C/n / msn: 29456/868
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:nr Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH) -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH)
Destination airport:Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD/KIAD)
Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
Narrative:
United Airlines flight UA53 returned to land at Zürich-Kloten Airport, Switzerland after the cabin failed to pressurize during climbout. After reaching an altitude of about 19000 feet after takeoff, the flight crew initiated a descent to FL100. Two holding patterns were flown to burn fuel and the aircraft landed at 12:10 UTC, two hours after takeoff.

Sources:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n68061#e961fe0
https://www.sust.admin.ch/inhalte/AV-berichte/N68061.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of N68061 courtesy AirHistory.net


Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
11 April 2018; (c) Gerard Helmer

Revision history:

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10-Oct-2017 17:32 harro Added

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