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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206147
Last updated: 26 September 2020
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Date:13-FEB-2018
Time:13:02 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-222
Owner/operator:United Air Lines
Registration: N773UA
C/n / msn: 26929/4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 378
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Pacific Ocean ENE of Honolulu, Oahu, HI -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO)
Destination airport:Honolulu-Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL)
Narrative:
United Flight 1175 from San Francisco International Airport, California to Honolulu-Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Hawaii, experienced an in-flight separation of a fan blade and subsequent loss of the inlet and fan cowls
of the right engine, a Pratt & Whitney PW4077.
About 40 minutes before landing, passengers heard a loud bang and observed smoke coming from the no.2 engine. The cowling had separated and vibrations were felt throughout the aircraft. The flight crew declared an emergency and landed safely at its destination. There were no reported injuries to the incident.

NTSB preliminary:
On February 13, 2018, about 12:00 PM HST, United Airlines flight 1175, a Boeing 777, N773UA, experienced an in-flight separation of a fan blade and subsequent loss of the inlet and fan cowls of the right engine, a Pratt & Whitney PW4077 during descent into Daniel K. Inoyue International Airport (KHNL), Honolulu, Hawaii. Shortly after initial descent, passing through about flight level 327, the flight crew received warnings of an engine compressor stall, and shut down the engine. The crew declared an emergency and proceeded to KHNL without further incident. There were no injuries and the aircraft received minor damage.

NTSB Probable Cause: the fracture of a fan blade due to P&W's continued classification of the TAI inspection process as a new and emerging technology that permitted them to continue accomplishing the inspection without having to develop a formal, defined initial and recurrent training program or an inspector certification program. The lack of training resulted in the inspector making an incorrect evaluation of an indication that resulted in a blade with a crack being returned to service where it eventually fractured. Contributing to the fracture of the fan blade was the lack of feedback from the process engineers on the fan blades the inspectors sent to the process engineers for evaluation of indications that they had found.

Sources:

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20180213X95634&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=IA
https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/605391-ua1175-emergency-landing-honolulu.html
https://us.cnn.com/videos/us/2018/02/14/united-emergency-landing-engine-cover-abc-orig-vstop.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/
http://abc7news.com/travel/flight-from-sf-to-hawaii-lands-safely-after-engine-fails-over-pacific/3079027/
http://www.aviationpros.com/news/12401881/ntsbs-initial-probe-finds-likely-cause-of-engine-blowout-on-united-flight-to-hawaii
http://aerossurance.com/safety-management/ndi-failures-b777-pw4077-fbo/
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https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua1175/#106b682f

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20180213X95634&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=IA

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

20 Jul 2010 N773UA United Airlines 0 In flight over Kansas non


Images:

Photo of N773UA courtesy AirHistory.net


Munich (EDDM / MUC)
24 May 2015; (c) Juhani Sipilä


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Feb-2018 23:55 Geno Added
14-Feb-2018 05:38 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
14-Feb-2018 05:52 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code]
14-Feb-2018 06:14 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Country, Embed code, Photo, ]
14-Feb-2018 07:59 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Feb-2018 18:32 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Nature, Narrative]
14-Feb-2018 18:40 harro Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
15-Feb-2018 08:30 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
08-Mar-2018 14:34 harro Updated [Time, Total occupants, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-Mar-2018 17:02 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
22-Jul-2020 08:25 Aerossurance Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Jul-2020 09:00 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]

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