United Airlines Boeing 787-9 Returned To Houston Some Four Hours After Departure Due To Generator Failure. A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner made an emergency landing in Houston after the aircraft suffered a generator failure en route to Buenos Aires.
The Boeing 787-9, with registration N26967, was operating passenger flight UA-819 from George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston to Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Buenos Aires on 30th May, when it suffered the generator failure.
The Dreamliner was en route at 37,000 feet near Guatemala City. Having departed Houston at 9:06 pm local time when it suffered a generator failure following the crew decided to return to its origin airport.
Passengers onboard reported that the emergency lights came on after the cabin lights went out. The crew members then informed that they had activated a backup generator.
The airport’s emergency services were positioned on standby for the emergency landing. The aircraft landed safely at 01:27 am the following day, some 4 hours and 21 minutes after departure.
Although Houston’s ATC had expected the runway to be closed after landing, the aircraft could vacate the runway on its own.
The flight to Houston was later operated by another Boeing 787-9, with registration N26967. The 5-year-old Dreamliner departed Houston at 10:40 am and reached Buenos Aires at 21:34 hours with a delay of about 13 hours and 45 minutes.”
The Boeing 787-9 (MSN36405) was delivered to the airline back in March 2015 and is currently 6.2 years old. The aircraft with registration N26967 is configured in a two-class configuration with 48 business class seats and 204 seats in economy class (88 in the extra-legroom economy and 116 in standard economy).
All seats have access to in-flight power and seatback infotainment. WiFi is available onboard the aircraft. N26967 is the registration number of the replacement Boeing 787-9. The jet is also one that has not yet been reconfigured.