Incident Boeing 777-222ER N223UA, Monday 3 January 2011
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Date:Monday 3 January 2011
Time:21:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 777-222ER
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration: N223UA
MSN: 30224/357
Year of manufacture:2001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 255
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:En route to Frankfurt (EDDF) -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:KORD
Destination airport:EDDF
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Pilot of United Airlines flight 940 from Chicago to Frankfurt, spilled his coffee over the radio which then transmitted the distress code to alert that the aircraft had been hijacked. The radio was then inoperable. The flight was then diverted to Toronto CYYZ.

Sources:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12121669
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/01/05/coffee-spill-causes-diversion-flight.html
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8242456/Hijack-alert-after-pilot-spills-coffee-on-controls.html
http://avherald.com/h?article=435ad471&opt=0 No mention of hijack code!!

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jan-2011 00:05 saf7670 Added
19-Jan-2011 18:47 bizjets101 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Mar-2011 10:29 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Source]

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