Chuuk-bound United flight turns back to Guam, lands safely


A United Airlines flight taking off from Guam bound for Chuuk returned to Guam shortly after takeoff because of what the airline described as “a mechanical issue.”

According to Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) spokeswoman Rolenda Faasuamalie, United Flight 155 (Guam-Chuuk) departed Guam en route to Chuuk at 8:12 a,.m

At approximately 9:26 a.m. the Guam airport Tower informed GIAA that United Flight 155 will be conducting an air return due to a “stall indicator light” illumination with an estimated time of arrival of 10 a.m. at the Guam airport.

According to Faasuamalie, GIAA ARFF units were standing by for the aircraft’s return and United Airlines Flight 155 landed at 10:05 a.m. this morning, safely, with no incident.

The United Airlines corporate office also confirmed that UA Flight 155 landed back on Guam safely and the airline’s maintenance crew is now inspecting the aircraft.

“Our team at A. B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam is providing assistance to customers of United flight 155 (Guam-Chuuk) today, which returned to the Guam airport shortly after takeoff because of a mechanical issue. As a precaution, the crew declared an emergency. The aircraft landed safely at 10:02 a.m. (local time), and our maintenance team is currently inspecting the aircraft,” United said in a statement.

The airline is currently planning to operate a special section tomorrow morning, June 25 to accommodate the passengers.

“We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience caused. The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority,” United stated.

Passengers are advised to contact the airline for further information on the their flight status.