Passengers tweeted the crew announced the cabin pressure was too low, and they needed to stay at low altitude. After landing, passengers reported the left hand engine cowl was opened by maintenance.
The airline reported the aircraft experienced a maintenance issue, which was rectified overnight. The aircraft flew to Newark the following morning as flight UA-2056 and reached Newark with a delay of 24 hours.
CAN YOU HELP?
I have just read your article regarding the above flight from Heathrow on December 17th 2014. I was onboard that flight that day and have since returned to the UK four days later. I'm in the process of contacting my travel insurers but I need the exact take-off and landing times of the replacement flight the following day, flight UA2056. My claim will differ if it exceeds the 24hrs.
It's worth noting that that UA2056 also encountered some technical problems unrelated to the previous cabin pressure issue on the 17th. We almost had to get off the aircraft and transfer to another flight but we did take off approximately 2hrs later than the scheduled 0930.
I look forward to your reply and hope that you can help with the take-off and arrival times.
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