Author Topic: UAL378 KLAX-KEWR diverts to KOMA due to Fuel Leak  (Read 442 times)

Offline tyketto

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UAL378 KLAX-KEWR diverts to KOMA due to Fuel Leak
« on: June 20, 2019, 01:48:20 AM »

Just caught this via FlightAware

https://flightaware.com/squawks/view/1/recently/new/73709/UAL_378_in_Omaha_with_a_fuel_leak
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UAL 378, operating LAX-EWR, diverted to OMA with a fuel leak. Appears to be N58101, a 752. Plane landed safely 21:19 CDT but can't get the fuel to stop leaking from the left side. They shut off both engines and the APU with no effect. Captain is opening the doors because the fumes are very strong throughout the plane. Indication is that they are going to bus people to the terminal. UAL Omaha ops has already closed for the evening.

The 0200Z archive below has everything that I can see so far (don't have the programs with me to edit the clip). The fun starts at the 8:00 mark of the clip. Enjoy!

http://archive-server.liveatc.net/koma/KOMA-Jun-20-2019-0200Z.mp3

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Re: UAL378 KLAX-KEWR diverts to KOMA due to Fuel Leak
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2019, 10:09:05 PM »
Trimmed audio attached from the 0200z and 0230z archives.

Aviation Herald link: http://avherald.com/h?article=4c9711e5

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Re: UAL378 KLAX-KEWR diverts to KOMA due to Fuel Leak
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2019, 10:23:30 PM »

The thing about this incident: Not only could ARFF smell the gas leak on the ground, but it also permeated throughout the cabin. The pilots couldn't even power the APU because it fed off of both engines which apparently were having the leak. Good stuff on this one.

Oh.. and to make it worse: UAL ops was closed for the night when this incident occurred.

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