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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87294
Last updated: 19 September 2021
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Time:21:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-222ER
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration: N223UA
MSN: 30224/357
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 255
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:En route to Frankfurt (EDDF) -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:KORD
Destination airport:EDDF
Pilot of United Airlines flight 940 from Chicago to Frankfurt, spilled his coffee over the radio which then transmitted the distress code to alert that the aircraft had been hijacked. The radio was then inoperable. The flight was then diverted to Toronto CYYZ.

Sources: No mention of hijack code!!


Photo of N223UA courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
14 January 2019; (c) Paul Seymour

Revision history:

06-Jan-2011 00:05 saf7670 Added
19-Jan-2011 18:47 bizjets101 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Mar-2011 10:29 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Source]

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