Aviation News

July 20, 2010

United Airlines Flight Hits Severe Turbulence, 25 Injured

More articles by »
Written by: admin
Tags: , ,

UA 967 route map, courtesy of FlightAware.com

UPDATE: Twenty one passengers and four flight attendants aboard United Airlines Flight 967 were taken to Denver hospitals with mostly minor injuries. The flight was carrying 255 passengers and 10 crew.

United Airlines Flight 967, a Boeing 777-200ER flying from Washington-Dulles (IAD) to Los Angeles (LAX) has made an emergency landing at Denver (DEN) after hitting severe turbulence over Kansas. Early reports indicate around 30 people on board were injured.

The Denver Post reports that one injury was serious, with the remaining victims suffering sprains, whiplash and bruises.

The flight originated in Rome (FCO).




A Look At The Laws: What Is Required When You’re Denied Boarding

Take a look at what the government does and doesn't require airlines to do when you're denied boarding for your flight.
by David J. Williams


Overbooking, Bumping, Removal, Regional Airlines, and Your Rights

After United appeared in the news for the "dragging" removal of a passenger, many are asking what bumping, overbooking and passenger rights are.
by Phil Derner Jr.



Misused Aviation Terms, Part 1: Airlines and Accidents

Many terms are thrown around, whether it be by avgeeks, the news media or general public, that have official definitions aside from what is socially thought.
by Phil Derner Jr.


CLOSED: Winter Storm Stella Takes Aim at Northeastern US and Eastern Canada

Winter Storm Stella is taking aim at the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada early this week. We'll have your latest updates on the storm and its impact on air travel here.
by NYCAviation Staff


Adult Onset Flight Anxiety – No One Is Immune

Imagine being a seasoned flier with hundreds of flights under your belt and then suddenly finding yourself onboard and terrified. It can, and does, happen.
by Anson Harris