July 13, 2024

Emergency Landings in Japan: United Airlines and Airdo Flights Diverted

Two flights, one from United Airlines and one from Airdo, were forced to make emergency landings in Japan due to technical malfunctions. Both planes landed safely with no injuries reported.


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A United Airlines flight bound for Guam was compelled to make an emergency landing back at Chubu Airport in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture on Sunday. The Boeing 737 aircraft, designated Flight 136, detected a system malfunction mid-flight, prompting the immediate return. The plane landed safely at approximately 11:35 a.m., with no injuries reported among the 44 passengers and six crew members onboard.

Following the emergency landing, the flight was canceled, and the runway at Chubu Airport was temporarily closed. Despite the system malfunction, the aircraft sustained no damage, according to the transport ministry.

In a separate incident on the same day, Japanese regional airline Airdo Co. reported hydraulic system trouble on Flight 73. This Boeing 737 was en route from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Kushiro in Hokkaido when the issue arose around 5:45 p.m.

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Due to poor visibility caused by fog at Kushiro Airport, the Airdo flight was redirected to Memanbetsu Airport in Hokkaido. The plane landed safely at approximately 6:15 p.m., with none of the 148 passengers and crew members injured.

The runway closure at Memanbetsu Airport led to the cancellation or diversion of eight flights scheduled for departure or arrival. Airdo has stated that an investigation into the hydraulic system malfunction is underway.

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