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Update on United 777 Diversion to Henderson Field Airport Midway Atoll.


United Airlines revealed what went wrong on Flight 201.

A problem with the equipment supply cooling fan on board the Boeing 777 caused the problems which required the pilots to divert to Midway to land there in the dark. The passengers waited in a gym until the replacement flight arrived.

The plane that flew in to Midway to pick up the passengers also brought parts and a repair crew. The plane with the bad fan was fixed, and returned from Midway Island back to San Francisco.

In fact, it was returned to service.

Now we’d like to hear about the passengers getting their luggage back.

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United 777 Diverts to Remote Pacific Island


On July 11, 2014, United Airlines flight 201, a Boeing 777-222 was four hours on the ground before the flight, with passengers waiting as some technical problem on the plane was worked out. Departure time of this flight is recorded as 18:16 but it is normally around 14:30. Then when the flight was enroute from Honolulu to Guam, the plane developed fire, haze or smoke in the cockpit. Pilots made an emergency landing at Midway Islands after Radar and Radio Comms were lost but the transponder continued working. Passenger luggage is still stuck on the tiny runway at Henderson Field Airport Midway Atoll.

The incident was unannunciated, which means that it had no alert, and the crew had to sense it (i.e. see/smell) but while underway, a smoke alarm was triggered.

None of the 335 passengers or 13 crew sustained injury.

According to flightaware, United Airlines flew in a replacement B777 which landed 5 1/2 hours later, spent an hour on the ground and brought the passengers back to Honolulu.

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US FIghter Splashes Down off Japanese Coast

What: US F-16 Fighter Falcon en route from Misawa Air Base in Aomori
Where: 200 miles northeast of Hokkaido in the Pacific Ocean off Japanese Coast
When: July 22, 2012
Who: pilot
Why: After a U.S. fighter jet splashed down in the Pacific Ocean 200 miles northeast of Hokkaido Japan, the pilot was retrieved from the water. THe rescue occurred six hours after the crash around 6 p.m. when the pilot was pulled aboard a U.S. container ship.

The name of the pilot has not been released.

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