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United Airlines Boeing 767 suffers engine failure during transatlantic flight

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After an engine failure over the Atlantic, a United Airlines Boeing 767 passenger plane made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport. The plane was flying from Newark, New Jersey, to Zurich, Switzerland, on a transatlantic voyage.

The event occurred on March 28, 2022, when a United Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N675UA, was executing routine daily service UA134 with 123 passengers and staff on board, according to flight data retrieved on Flightradar24.com.

The plane took off from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in the United States at roughly 3:30 a.m. (UTC) and was due to land at Zurich Airport (ZRH) in Switzerland. The flight crew reported a malfunction with the right-hand engine while flying over the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 570 nautical miles west of Ireland.

Because of the emergency, the pilots began to descend from 37,000 feet (FL370) to 25,000 feet (FL250) and requested permission to divert to the nearest airfield.

The Boeing 767-300 made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport at 9:40 a.m. (UTC), roughly 95 minutes after drifting down from FL370 (SNN).

The plane landed without a problem, and no more incidents were reported.

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