United Airlines: Fifth flight accident in a week as the plane bound for San Francisco returns due to a “maintenance issue”

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A United Airlines plane bound for San Francisco makes an emergency landing at Sydney Airport, Australia, on March 11, 2024.


A United Airlines plane was forced to return to Sydney just two hours into its nearly 14-hour flight to San Francisco, in the airline's fifth flight accident in seven days.

The Boeing 777-300, carrying 183 passengers and crew, was rerouted due to a “maintenance issue,” according to a statement from United Airlines.

He added: “The plane landed safely, and the passengers disembarked normally at the gate. “We have provided passengers with overnight accommodation and rebooked them to San Francisco,” the airline added.

Monday's accident aboard United Flight 830 is the latest in a series of accidents that the US airline has suffered in recent days.

Last week, A The engine, which swallowed the bubble wrap in the air, caught firewhile another The plane lost a tire after take-off Thursday.

On Friday, a United Airlines plane slid off the runway into a grassy area, and in another incident, a flight from San Francisco to Mexico City was diverted to Los Angeles after a problem with the plane's hydraulic system, United Airlines said.

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing is also under intense scrutiny after a series of attacks Quality and safety issues.

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