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UA 777 Diverts To Den; Severe Turbulence Blamed  
User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1825 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6133 times:
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I saw this on tonight's local news here in Denver:

Apparently a UA 777 had to divert here after encountering heavy turbulence that caused 22 passengers to get injured.

they showed pictures of the plane at the gate (was wearing battleship colors) along with images of people being taken off the plane on stretchers.

I have no other details (mom was skimming through it to get to the weather report) so feel free to provide flight number, routing, aircraft registration if you have them.

So far, i haven't seen this on AvHerald, but thought it worth sharing. It serves as a good reminder that when the captain says keep your seatbelts fastened in case we encounter unexpected turbulence, pay attention folks!


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User currently offlineua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6087 times:

I don't see any diversions into DEN but I could be wrong. Sounds a lot like the news story might be about this diversion a few months ago with similar number of injured passengers and the fact that the FAA released transcripts today.

They filmed the wrong aircraft as well as the diverted aircraft was N777UA which has already been repainted.


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User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6027 times:
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that could be, i only caught the headline and the images of the plane and people being removed on stretchers, since mom was fast forwarding through it, there was no sound, just the images.


Why are people so against low yields?! If lower yields means more people can travel abroad, i'm all for it
User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5722 times:

IIRC, that's the second time a UA 777 this year has diverted to denver for severe turbulence. I think the routing was dulles to l.a.


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User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5241 times:

I'm not saying the OP was mistaken.

But...

** I do not see any diversions into DEN yesterday.
** None of the domestic UA 777 flights were diverted yesterday according to united.com and Flightaware.
** Not one news organization in Denver has mentioned anything about this. Stuff like this happens in Denver and the media usually makes fools out of themselves trying to cover the story.



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6530 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5142 times:

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Thread starter):
So far, i haven't seen this on AvHerald, but thought it worth sharing. It serves as a good reminder that when the captain says keep your seatbelts fastened in case we encounter unexpected turbulence, pay attention folks!

Even if the sign is off. It really means that you can get up if needed, not that you should instantly unfasten (as we always hear).

It's really stupid to get injured because of clear air turbulence while you were seated, but without the seatbelt.



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User currently offlineCaspian27 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5084 times:

Looks like it happened July 20th.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40096867/ns/travel-news/

(Hopefully this post is relevant and doesn't get deleted).  



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User currently offlineLhrRampRats From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4835 times:

Everytime i read stories about a/c diversion and pax injuries due to severe turbulence the airline involved always seems to be UA !!!!! Havent they had a few related incidents in Asia aswell in the past?

User currently offlineDogBreath From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4156 times:

Quoting LhrRampRats (Reply 7):
Everytime i read stories about a/c diversion and pax injuries due to severe turbulence the airline involved always seems to be UA !!!!! Havent they had a few related incidents in Asia aswell in the past?

Making statements like this, you're playing a dangerous game my friend. All airlines are subject to the problems associated with turbulence and there are plenty of regularly reported cases of turbulence, pax injuries and diversions from many airlines other than UA.

Whilst pax continue to remain ignorant to the fact that they're sitting in a metal tube traveling at great speed through all sorts of weather, without their seatbelts fastened (even with the seatbelt signs OFF) there will be injuries and diversions.



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User currently offlineytib From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 568 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

There was some additional news about this flight in the past day or so, which warranted it being on the news.

http://www.9news.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=162767&catid=346


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