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Two American Airlines Aircraft forced to Return to Heathrow due to Technical Issues | FairPlane UK / 13.08.2015

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In less than a week, two United Airline planes bound for the USA have been forced to turn around and land back at Heathrow due to ‘technical issues’.

The first, UA935 on 7th August, took off from Heathrow with 279 people on board bound for Los Angeles. Shortly after take off, one of the First Class seats began to smoke and sparks were seen. Terrified passengers had to endure over an hours wait before the flight safely landed back at Heathrow. Fire crews boarded the flight but all was well. The passengers on board suffered a significant flight delay before being put on another aircraft.

The second incident occurred on 11th August when flight number UA801 with 143 people on board bound for New York was forced to return to Heathrow due to a technical issue. United Airlines have failed to explain what the technical issue was. Passengers again suffered long delays before being put on another plane to New York.


Whilst in both instances United Airlines have done the correct thing and have looked after passengers, they have not offered them flight delay compensation which, under EU regulations, they are entitled to. Every person on board those two flights, so 422 passengers, should receive €600 compensation for the delays.

If you were on board flight UA935 or UA801 then contact us now. We will write to United Airlines and get the flight delay compensation you deserve for the delay and inconvenience you have suffered.









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