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July 21, 2010 | Reuters
Denver — A United Airlines jet bound for Los Angeles encountered severe turbulence that injured at least 25 people, officials said Tuesday. United Flight 967 hit the turbulence over Kansas after taking off from Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C., Federal Aviation Administration and airline officials said. The crew "immediately diverted the aircraft to Denver to get medical attention as quickly as possible for those who are injured," United spokeswoman Jean Medina said.
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November 25, 2013 | By Ruben Vives, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
A 40-year-old man who pleaded guilty to making false bomb threats against his former employer, United Airlines, has been sentenced to prison, federal prosecutors said Monday. United States District Judge Otis D. Wright II sentenced Patrick Cau, who also used the last name Kaiser, to 18 months in federal prison.   Wright ordered Cau to pay $304,495 in restitution to United Airlines and reimburse $8,838 to the Los Angeles Police Department for the expenses incurred as a result of the bogus threats.  Cau, a German citizen and former flight attendant for United, pleaded guilty in August to one count of giving false information and hoaxes.
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February 25, 1989 | RON HARRIS and JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writers
Beverage service was about to begin on board United Airlines Flight 811. As the roomy Boeing 747 climbed skyward early Friday, Beverley Nisbet settled back, reflecting on her Hawaiian vacation and preparing for the long journey home to Hastings, New Zealand. Suddenly, she heard "a muffled explosion." Then the wall of the plane blew away, taking several rows of passengers along with it. "Debris was flying everywhere," recalled Nisbet, 50. "My initial reaction was: 'This was it.
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June 17, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK--The FBI and other law enforcement officials met a United Airlines jet at Newark's international airport Monday after a passenger became disruptive during a nearly 15-hour flight and yelled that everyone on board had been poisoned.  Flight 116, which left Hong Kong at 10:25 a.m. local time, landed shortly after 1:30 p.m. Eastern in Newark, where agents were waiting. Footage from news helicopters showed officials leaving the jet with a man who was subsequently put into the back of an emergency medical services vehicle on a stretcher.
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February 25, 1989 | ERIC MALNIC and BOB BAKER, Times Staff Writers
A 10-by-20-foot rectangular hole tore open on the right side of a United Airlines jumbo jet carrying 355 people to New Zealand early Friday, sucking nine passengers to presumed death at 20,000 feet and injuring 18 others. The incident, which began with what a number of passengers said seemed like an explosion, occurred 20 to 30 minutes after the jet left Honolulu International Airport.
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February 25, 1989 | ROXANE ARNOLD, Times Staff Writer
Attorney Bruce Lampert had been working marathon hours representing victims of the crash of a Continental jetliner ever since the jet went down in December, 1987, just outside Denver. Now he was tired, so he signed up for a trip to New Zealand and Australia--aboard United Flight 811. It was a trip that would take him from his home in Denver to Los Angeles and Honolulu and finally to leisurely days of diving on the Great Barrier Reef.
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February 25, 1989 | RICHARD E. MEYER, Times Staff Writer
The United Airlines jumbo jet that ripped open early Friday in the sky near Hawaii was an aging Boeing 747 with structural problems in its maintenance history. Although investigators are leaning toward structural failure as the most likely explanation for the truck-sized hole in the fuselage of the aircraft, other possibilities include problems in latching its right-side cargo door--or a bomb.
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September 20, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Wayne Airport officials were forced to speed the landing of a Boeing 757 Saturday evening after a fight broke in mid-flight involving three passengers. The plane, United Airlines flight 303 from Chicago, was allowed to take a position ahead of several other scheduled flights on its approach after airline officials alerted airport security of the scuffle, said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Harold Schaffroth. AFter the plane landed safely at 5:20 p.m.
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October 10, 1991 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A United Airlines jetliner passed directly over a commuter plane preparing to take off and landed on the same runway Wednesday at Lindbergh Field, in violation of Federal Aviation Administration safety regulations. An FAA spokeswoman described the incident as an "operational error." The air traffic controller who permitted the maneuver has been removed from all "safety-related duties" while the matter is being investigated, FAA spokeswoman Elly Brekke said.
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September 8, 2011 | By Patrick Lester, Morning Call
In the remote, rolling hills near this tiny southwestern Pennsylvania borough, signs of the thunderous jolts that shook the town on Sept. 11, 2001, and then rippled across the world have mostly faded. The 40-foot-deep crater created by the chaotic, 500-mph descent of United Airlines Flight 93 has long been covered. Nearby, wildflowers blanket the 60-plus acres that serve as a burial ground for 40 crew members and passengers. A serene walkway overlooks the seasonal blooms and leads to a granite wall inscribed with the names of all who were aboard Flight 93. It took 10 years, but the National Park Service's Flight 93 National Memorial in Stonycreek Township will be unveiled Saturday during events that are expected to draw 10,000 people, including President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
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September 8, 2011 | By Patrick Lester, Morning Call
In the remote, rolling hills near this tiny southwestern Pennsylvania borough, signs of the thunderous jolts that shook the town on Sept. 11, 2001, and then rippled across the world have mostly faded. The 40-foot-deep crater created by the chaotic, 500-mph descent of United Airlines Flight 93 has long been covered. Nearby, wildflowers blanket the 60-plus acres that serve as a burial ground for 40 crew members and passengers. A serene walkway overlooks the seasonal blooms and leads to a granite wall inscribed with the names of all who were aboard Flight 93. It took 10 years, but the National Park Service's Flight 93 National Memorial in Stonycreek Township will be unveiled Saturday during events that are expected to draw 10,000 people, including President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
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July 21, 2010 | Reuters
Denver — A United Airlines jet bound for Los Angeles encountered severe turbulence that injured at least 25 people, officials said Tuesday. United Flight 967 hit the turbulence over Kansas after taking off from Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C., Federal Aviation Administration and airline officials said. The crew "immediately diverted the aircraft to Denver to get medical attention as quickly as possible for those who are injured," United spokeswoman Jean Medina said.
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April 8, 2010 | By Michael Muskal
A Qatari diplomat, who touched off a security scare on a Denver-bound flight when he tried to sneak a cigarette, has been released without charges and will probably leave the United States, authorities said Thursday. In another twist, a spokeswoman for the Qatar Embassy said that the diplomat, Mohammed Madadi, was heading to Denver on official business, including a visit to Ali Marri, a citizen of Qatar who is serving a prison sentence after pleading guilty last year to conspiracy in connection with the Sept.
NEWS
December 20, 2009
Sullenberger flight: An item in TV critic Mary McNamara's Best of 2009 list in today's Calendar section refers to the airplane that went down in the Hudson River in January as United Airlines Flight 1549. It was a US Airways flight. Also, the nickname of the pilot, Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger, is "Sully," not "Sulley." Mealworms: An article in the Dec. 13 California section about a Compton worm farm incorrectly attributed a quote to Rosa Gomez. It was Daniel Cervantes, a resident near the farm, who was washing his car when he said, "They've been here all these years before I moved here in 2004."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2009
The best things on TV this year, in no particular order. David Letterman's dalliance. Whether you think he's an average erring human or a power-wielding lech, Letterman's dignified delivery of the news that he was being blackmailed for an affair he had with an employee created a welcome new standard for coping with such things. Tiger Woods needs to watch more TV. FOR THE RECORD: Sullenberger flight: An item in TV critic Mary McNamara's Best of 2009 list in today's Calendar section refers to the airplane that went down in the Hudson River in January as United Airlines Flight 1549.
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September 12, 2008 | Cynthia Dizikes and Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writers
The nearly 3,000 people who died when hijackers commandeered four passenger jets on Sept. 11, 2001, were remembered Thursday as President Bush dedicated the first national memorial to the victims and the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates came together in a moment of silence. In a ceremony at the Pentagon, where 184 people were killed, Bush recalled how the "doomed airliner plunged from the sky, split the rock and steel of this building and changed our world forever."
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November 2, 1990 | Associated Press
Seven passengers on a United Airlines flight from Hong Kong suffered minor injuries Thursday when turbulence rocked the Boeing 747, an airline spokeswoman said. The plane landed safely.
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September 13, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A man in fatigues air-boxed and tried to open the exit door on a flight from LAX to Washington Dulles International Airport, authorities said. United Airlines Flight 890 landed as scheduled at 8:35 p.m., a Transportation Security Administration official said. No one was injured. The man was subdued by other passengers and federal air marshals, a United official said. The FBI said agents and airport police were interviewing him.
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August 25, 2008 | From the Associated Press
As hundreds of firefighters bowed their heads in prayer, a cross made out of steel from the World Trade Center was dedicated Sunday near where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into the ground on Sept. 11, 2001. The 2-ton, 14-foot-high cross sits on a concrete base shaped like the Pentagon at a fire station in Shanksville, Pa., a few miles from where the plane crashed into a field. The cross made a 311-mile journey from Brooklyn on Saturday, accompanied by hundreds of motorcyclists, many of them current or retired New York firefighters.
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