All Nippon Airways Boeing 777 towards Tokyo Narita suffers engine vibration, dumps fuel and safely returns to Chicago O’Hare

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On 20 January, an All Nippon Airways Boeing 777-300ER (registered JA787A) operated flight NH8549 between Chicago O’Hare Airport, Illinois, United States, and Tokyo Narita Airport, Japan. Shortly after take-off, the aircraft stopped climbing at 12,000 feet. The pilots squawked a 7700 distress signal and reported to air traffic control that they experienced vibrations on the aircraft’s left engine.

The pilots idled the engine, descended to 6,000 feet and entered a holding pattern to dump fuel in order to reduce its landing weight.

After the fuel dump procedure, the flight safely returned to Chicago Airport.

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