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United Airlines Boeing 737 Makes Emergency Landing In Latest Incident For Airplane Manufacturer

A United Airlines Boeing 737 was forced to make an emergency landing due to an irregularity in a wing flap.

The Guam-bound flight returned to Fukuoka Airport in southwestern Japan.

“An United Airlines Boeing 737-824 aircraft made an emergency return to the Fukuoka airport (FUK) in southwestern Japan this Friday (10 May) owing to problem faced with flaps,” FL360aero reports.

“Aircraft that was operating flight UA166 to Guam (GUM) made a safe landing on Runway 16 after a 40 minutes flight,” the aviation news platform added.

The United Airlines emergency landing is the fourth Boeing-related incident worldwide this week.

The Mainichi, a Japanese outlet, reports:

A United Airlines plane bound for Guam on Friday returned to Fukuoka Airport in southwestern Japan for an emergency landing, with no injuries reported among the about 50 passengers and crew on board, according to the transport ministry and police.

Flight 166, a Boeing 737 aircraft, landed back at Fukuoka Airport at around 11:45 a.m. after declaring an emergency. The police are investigating the incident, with an irregularity in a wing flap reported.

There were no reports of fire, according to the police.

The runway at Fukuoka Airport was temporarily closed for safety checks following the aircraft’s emergency landing but has now been reopened, the airport operator said.

Per Simple Flying:

The Japan Broadcasting Corporation (日本放送協会, NHK), the Japanese public broadcaster, has also confirmed that the MLIT’s FUK office confirmed the incident, adding that the United Airlines Boeing 737-800 made an emergency landing at FUK.

However, Flightradar24 data showed that the United Airlines narrowbody, which was operating flight UA166, never squawked 7700, the general code for an onboard emergency. Simple Flying has approached United Airlines for a comment.

The Boeing 737-800 was operating flight UA166 from FUK to Guam Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM). After departing at 11:07 local time (UTC +9), the aircraft began climbing up to an altitude of 9,800 feet (2,987 meters). However, it leveled off at that flight level and entered into a holding pattern to the west of the airport.

Eventually, after holding for more than 30 minutes, the aircraft began its approach to FUK by descending and lining up on the airport’s sole runway, runway 16/34, with the United Airlines aircraft landing at the airport in the former configuration. The Boeing 737-800 landed at FUK at 11:45 local time and taxied to the gate area at the airport, safely coming to a stop. According to the NHK, there were 49 people onboard the Boeing 737-800: six crew members and 43 passengers.

Earlier this week, a Boeing 737-800, operated by Turkey-based Corendon Airlines, burst a tire during landing, forcing nearly 200 people to evacuate.

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A Boeing 737 aircraft skid off the runway in Senegal Thursday morning, injuring at least 10 people.

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On Wednesday, a Boeing 767 cargo plane, operated by FedEx Airlines, made a dramatic landing at Istanbul Airport when its front landing gear failed to open.

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