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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200314
Last updated: 28 January 2020
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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
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.


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


Photo of N68061 courtesy

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

Revision history:

10-Oct-2017 17:32 harro Added

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