United Airlines reported the fifth incident in more than a week as a US-bound flight returned to Australia

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A United Airlines Boeing 777-300 leaked fuel in mid-air and was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday, the fifth accident reported by the airline in just over a week.

United Airlines Flight 830 took off on a 14-hour flight from Sydney to San Francisco, but just two hours into the flight, the plane had to be redirected due to a “maintenance issue,” ABC 7 mentioned.

All passengers and crew landed safely. New York Air

A statement issued by the airline said that all 183 passengers and crew members “landed safely, and passengers disembarked normally at the gate.”

No injuries were reported.

Monday's accident is the latest in a series of unfortunate accidents involving a Boeing aircraft.

On March 4, a Boeing 737 was forced to make an emergency landing in Texas just minutes after take-off after flames exploded in one of its jet engines.

Shocking video from the ordeal showed flames shooting from the engine, apparently becoming so hot that they appeared almost white against the night sky.

The plane was only “15 minutes” into the two-hour flight to Fort Myers, Florida, when the accident occurred. No one was injured in this terrifying ordeal.

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On March 7, a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Japan was forced to divert to Los Angeles International Airport after one of the landing gear on a Boeing 777-20 fell off after takeoff.

The horrific footage shows the plane losing one of its six tires on the left side as it climbs.

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All 235 passengers, 10 flight attendants and four pilots on board the plane landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport.

The next day, United Flight 821 took off from San Francisco International Airport bound for Mexico City but was quickly diverted to Los Angeles “due to a problem with the aircraft’s hydraulic system.”

A United Airlines Boeing 777 bound for Japan loses a tire during takeoff from San Francisco International Airport, Thursday, March 7, 2024. AP

The hydraulic system of the Airbus 320 aircraft suffered a problem in one of its three hydraulic units. The aircraft has multiple redundancy systems.

The 105 passengers and five crew members were evacuated, and the agents had to fly to their destination on a new aircraft.

On the same day, a United Airlines plane ran off the runway at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, forcing the evacuation of passengers.

A United Airlines plane sits in a grassy area after leaving the taxiway at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Friday, March 8, 2024. AP

The Boeing 737 MAX 8, coming from Memphis, “rolled into the grass as it exited the taxiway around 8 a.m.,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

No injuries were reported among the 160 passengers and six crew members.

In a memo to employees on Tuesday, Boeing said it would add weekly compliance checks for each 737 work area and additional equipment audits to reduce quality issues.

“Our teams are working to streamline and streamline our processes and address the committee’s recommendations,” the memo said.

We will not hesitate to stop a production line or keep an aircraft in place.”

The Federal Aviation Administration found dozens of problems during Boeing's 737 MAX production process, including mechanics at one of its major suppliers using a hotel key card and dish soap as makeshift tools for compliance testing.

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The FAA found “unacceptable” quality control issues during an audit of Boeing and supplier Spirit AeroSystems that was launched after a door seal on a 737 MAX 9 exploded at 16,000 feet on Jan. 5.

One of its failures dealt with the installation of an aircraft door plug.

Pressure continues to mount against the company, especially after its former quality inspector of three decades, John Barnett, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his truck in the parking lot of his hotel in South Carolina on Saturday.

The engineer, who retired in 2017, was scheduled to appear in court to provide further testimony in his lawsuit against the company, but he never showed up.




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