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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199994
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:25-SEP-2017
Time:15:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic B739 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-924ER
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration: N69810
C/n / msn: 42744/4733
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: None
Location:near Rockford, IL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR)
Destination airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD)
Narrative:
United Airlines flight UA246 was involved in an airprox incident with a glider near Rockford, Illinois, USA.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-924ER, was en route from Vancouver, Canada to Chicago's O'Hare Airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported that the plane encountered a glider near Rockford, IL at 15:46 CT and was forced to climb more than 100 metres to avoid a collision.
ADS-B flight tracking data show that at that time, the aircraft was descending through an altitude of 6800 feet in the vicinity of Rockford (42.6 NM north-west of O'Hare). The flight then climbed to about 7000 feet and continued towards O'Hare, were it landed at 16:02 hours local time.

A passenger on board the flight described the event as followed: "the right wing suddenly dropped out of nowhere and we made an extreme right turn”. This may refer to a tight right hand circle flown by the aircraft at 15:39 hours. ADS-B data indicate that the aircraft remained at FL100 during that manoeuvre.

Sources:

https://globalnews.ca/news/3769211/vancouver-flight-bound-for-chicago-makes-last-second-move-to-avoid-collision-with-glider/
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL246/history/20170925/1604Z/CYVR/KORD


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27-Sep-2017 17:15 harro Added

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