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Following air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again - The Daily Nonpareil

And the horrific 1989 crash of a United Airlines flight in Sioux City had 185 survivors. For guidance, survivors of Southwest Flight 1380 might look to those others who have survived air disasters. Some of them say it's critical to get back in the air ...

Horror of United flight 811: Suellyn Caudwell recalls moment nine people were sucked out of plane - New Zealand Herald

There was an almighty thud, the aircraft rattled, the forward cargo door swung wide, the fuselage peeled back and nine passengers were sucked into oblivion. Rotorua's Suellyn Caudwell was on that plane and in 2015 spoke publicly for the first time ...

Headwinds That Might Dent Airline Industry Momentum - Zacks.com

In February, an unfortunate child-related incident occurred on a Southwest Airlines flight (Phoenix-to-Portland) when a dog bit the girl on the plane. Southwest started reviewing its policy pertaining to onboard service animals, even before the ...

Tribune's View: United Airlines needs time to fly - Columbia Daily Tribune

It's not yet time to clip United Airlines' wings. Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes wrote in a letter to organizations that put up part of the $600,000 guarantee fund used to lure United here that the airline would be using all of that money to ...

United Airlines grows at San Luis Obispo Airport - Paso Robles Daily News

United Airlines has significantly increased its presence at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) with a second daily nonstop flight to its hub in Denver (DEN) that launched on April 9. United also began using larger aircraft on existing routes ...

United Moving Ahead With Making Business Class More Sleep-Friendly - Skift

The new premium products are key facets of United's plan to close a key financial gap with Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, both of which tend to report higher margins. As part of that plan, United is also trying to grow, planning to increase ...

How United Airlines Is Being Hurt, And Helped, By Rising Oil Prices - Investor's Business Daily

Those gains came after United's stock crashed in January, when it announced an expansion of its flights over the next three years, and in October, when its outlook on 2018 proved too vague for analysts and investors. Late Tuesday, the carrier beat Q1 ...

United Airlines Eases Fears Of Fare War - CBS Chicago

(CNN Money) — Three months ago, United Airlines sparked fears on Wall Street that the airline industry was about to start a fare war. This week it put those fears to rest. United Continental executives raised those concerns in January when they ...

United eases fears of a fare war - CNNMoney

Excess capacity can cause airlines to trim fares - good for passengers but bad news for airline investors. "This is somewhat encouraging following concerns around United's growth aspirations, particularly in the domestic market," said Savanthi Syth ...

Airliner makes emergency landing at Dover AF Base - Delaware State News

DOVER — Eighty-seven passengers and six crewmen on a Boeing 737 got an unexpected layover at Dover Air Force Base Monday night when their plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to a mechanical problem. “A United Airlines 737 Flight 1559 en ...

United Investigating Cause of Plane's Emergency Landing at Dover - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 - - WBOC TV 16

DOVER, Del.- United Airlines on Tuesday said it was investigating what caused a commercial flight to conduct an emergency landing at Dover Air Force Base the evening prior. The plane landed in Dover before 7:30 p.m. Monday, more than an hour after it ...

Horror jet engine explosion in US spurs memories of United Airlines Flight 811 for Kiwi survivor - New Zealand Herald

A survivor of the United Airlines Flight 811 flight from Honolulu in 1989 says her own experience sprang to mind when she read about a woman being sucked out a passenger jet in the US. Kiwi woman Beverley Thomas was on the Auckland-bound United ...

United Airlines Rallies as Pricing-Power Gains Ease Growth Fears - Bloomberg

United Continental Holdings Inc. is pushing ahead with its aggressive growth plan as robust demand enables the airline to boost fares even as it expands the seat supply. Revenue for each seat flown a mile, a proxy for pricing power, will rise 1 percent ...

United Airlines Q1 Earnings Top, Could See 2018 Nonfuel Costs Fall - Investor's Business Daily

United's plan to add more flights to smaller U.S. cities over the next three years has also raised worries that rivals might retaliate by slashing fares, drawing passengers but thinning profits. The airline narrowed its guidance on 2018 capacity — or ...

United Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2018 Performance - Markets Insider

"The exceptional operational performance United's employees delivered over the past quarter is impressive. Even more so when we consider United achieved the best departure performance among our largest competitors despite four nor'easters and other ...

From the archives: Flight 811 - the untold story - Stuff.co.nz

First Officer, United Airlines Flight 811, transcript of cockpit voice recorder. They did indeed blow a door. Thanks to wiring problems or a faulty electrical switch, the forward cargo door opened in flight, causing a hole measuring about 3m by 4.5m in ...

United Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Dover - The News Journal

"Team Dover worked with United Airlines to ensure the safety and comfort of all passengers and crew while at Dover AFB," U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne said in an email. "All waited in the installation's passenger terminal, which had access ...

United Airlines plane makes emergency landing at Dover Air Force Base - KTRK-TV

A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Dover Air Force Base Monday night. United Airlines 1559 was headed from Newark International Airport to Palm Beach International when the pilot declared an emergency due to a mechanical problem. ABC ...

United flight from Newark makes emergency landing at Dover Air Force Base - NJ.com

What should have been a routine 2 hour and 50 minute trip from Newark to Palm Beach, Florida on Monday turned into a nearly 10-and-a-half hour odyssey when a United Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at Dover Air Force base in Delaware ...

United Airlines Flight Chaos: 'All Hell Broke Loose' When Passenger Started Yelling 'Bomba, Bomba' - Newsweek

"Then the cops came on and they said, nope, you're all going to have to get off the plane because he had threatened a bomb and they were going to have to do a sweep over and scan of all our luggage to make sure nothing was there," Kraatz said. United ...

United Airlines Trip 4 was a Boeing 247D operating on a scheduled flight from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Cheyenne, Wyoming, on October 7, 1935. The aircraft last contacted Cheyenne at 2:16 or 2:17 a.m. reporting its position as Silver Crown. Cheyenne called the flight at 2:17, receiving no reply. The weather was virtually clear with ceiling unlimited.

United Airlines Trip 4
Accident summary
Date October 7, 1935
Summary Pilot error
Site Laramie County, near Silver Crown, Wyoming, USA
Passengers 9
Crew 3
Fatalities 12 (all)
Injuries (non-fatal) 0
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Boeing 247D
Operator United Airlines
Registration NC13317
Flight origin Salt Lake City, Utah
Destination Cheyenne, Wyoming

United Airlines Trip 4 was a Boeing 247D operating on a scheduled flight from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Cheyenne, Wyoming, on October 7, 1935. The aircraft last contacted Cheyenne at 2:16 or 2:17 a.m. reporting its position as Silver Crown. Cheyenne called the flight at 2:17, receiving no reply. The weather was virtually clear with ceiling unlimited.

The wreckage was located three miles (4.8 km) east of Silver Crown. The aircraft struck the ground in a shallow descent just below a small knoll. Marks on the ground made by the propellers, fuselage, and engine showed the aircraft was in a normal flight attitude. Propeller marks and engine damage established the engines were developing normal power and the aircraft was at cruising speed. An untouched knoll 60 feet (18 m) further back on the flight path and three feet (0.9 m) higher established that the aircraft was descending.

The pilot was believed to be flying on instruments. The probable cause was determined to be pilot error in failing to monitor altitude or location.