United Airlines plane declares emergency over UK during Chicago flight

posted on 2nd July 2020 by Eddie Saunders
United Airlines plane declares emergency over UK during Chicago flight

United Airlines Flight 2811 from Amsterdam transmitted code 7700, indicating a general emergency while flying over UK, according to aviation tracking website FlightAware.

United flight 2811 had been bound for Chicago, but turned around an hour into the journey.

A statement on the Flightstats website said: “This flight is currently redirected back to the origin airport. It appears that it is returning to AMS.”

A United Airlines spokesman said: “United cargo flight 2811  returned to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport today due to a technical issue. The Boeing 787-10 aircraft landed safely at 12.43pm local time. Our maintenance team is currently inspecting the aircraft.”

A Amsterdam Schiphol Airport spokesman said: “The plane came back to Schiphol out of precaution, due to a technical cause.”