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A United Airlines Boeing 777-300 plane suffered a mid-air fuel leak and had to make an emergency landing on Monday. This was the fifth incident reported by the airline in just over a week.

United Airlines Flight 830 took off on a 14-hour trip from Sydney to San Francisco, but just two hours into the flight the plane had to be diverted due to a “maintenance issue,” ABC 7 reported.

All passengers and crew on board landed safely. New York Aviation

All 183 passengers and crew on board “landed safely and passengers departed normally at the gate,” according to a statement from the airline.

No injuries have been reported.

Monday’s incident is the latest in a series of accidents on board a Boeing aircraft.

On March 4, a Boeing 737 was forced to make an emergency landing in Texas just minutes into its flight after flames exploded from one of its jet engines.

Shocking video of the ordeal showed flames spewing from the engine, growing so hot they appeared almost white against the night sky.

The plane was only “about 15 minutes” into the two-hour journey to Fort Myers, Florida, when the incident occurred. No one was injured during the terrifying ordeal.

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On March 7, a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Japan was forced to divert to Los Angeles International Airport after one of the Boeing 777-20’s landing gears fell off after takeoff.

Shocking footage shows the plane losing one of six tires on its left side during takeoff.

All 235 passengers, 10 flight attendants and four pilots on board landed safely at LAX.

The next day, United Flight 821 departed San Francisco International Airport en route to Mexico City, but was quickly diverted to Los Angeles “due to a problem with the aircraft’s hydraulic system.”

The United Airlines Boeing 777 en route to Japan loses a tire on takeoff from San Francisco International Airport, Thursday, March 7, 2024. AP

The Airbus 320’s hydraulic system had a problem in one of the three hydraulic units. The aircraft has multiple systems for redundancy.

The 105 passengers and five crew members were evacuated and customers had to travel to their destination on a new plane.

That same day, a United Airlines flight left the runway at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, forcing passengers to evacuate.

A United Airlines plane sits in a grassy area after leaving the taxiway at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Friday, March 8, 2024. AP

The Boeing 737 MAX 8, which arrived from Memphis, “rolled onto the grass as it entered the taxiway around 8 a.m.,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

There were no injuries among the 160 passengers and six crew members.

In a memo to employees Tuesday, Boeing said it is adding weekly compliance checks for each 737 workspace and additional equipment audits to reduce quality issues.

“Our teams are working to simplify and streamline our processes and implement the panel’s recommendations,” the memo said.

“We will not hesitate to shut down a production line or hold an aircraft in place.”

The Federal Aviation Administration found dozens of problems in the production process of Boeing’s 737 MAX planes, including mechanics at one of its major suppliers using a hotel key card and dish soap as an improvised tool to test compliance.

The FAA found “unacceptable” quality control issues during an audit of Boeing and supplier Spirit AeroSystems that was launched after a door plug on a 737 MAX 9 flew at 16,000 feet on Jan. 5.

One of the failures was installing the aircraft door plug.

Pressure continues to mount on the company, especially after a former quality inspector of 30 years, John Barnett, was found dead of a “self-inflicted” gunshot wound in his truck in the parking lot of his hotel in South Carolina on Saturday.

The engineer, who retired in 2017, was required to give further testimony in court in his whistleblowing case against the company but never showed up.




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