NTSB Identification: ENG13WA010
Incident occurred Monday, December 31, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea, Korea, Republic Of
Aircraft: BOEING 777-222, registration: N206UA
Injuries: Unavailable

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On December 31, 2012, a United Airlines Boeing 777, registration number N206UA, experienced a No.1 (left)engine failure while passing through flight level (FL)250. The crew received an “ENG FAIL” Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting (EICAS) message. The Flight Crew declared an emergency and returned to the Incheon International Airport, Seoul, South Korea for an uneventful landing. Post landing inspection revealed metal fragments in the No. 1 engine chip detector.


The REPUBLIC OF KOREA Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board Ministry of Construction and Transportation is investigating the accident. As the state of manufacture of the engines, the NTSB has designated a U.S. Accredited Representative under the provisions of Annex 13 to the Convention on Civil Aviation to assist ARAIB in their investigation.

All inquiries concerning this accident should be directed to ARAIB at:


REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board
Ministry of Construction and Transportation
281, Gonghang-Dong
Gangseo-gu, Seoul
Republic of Korea 157-815

Tel.: (82) 2 6096-1017
(82) 2 6096-1030 (24 hours)
E-mail: byeonsc@moct.go.kr
Fax: (82) 2 6096-1031
AFTN: RKSLYLYX
Website: http://www.araib.go.kr

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