16 Injured Due to Turbulence on United 777 Los Angeles-New York

16 Injured Due to Turbulence on United 777 Los Angeles-New York
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It has emerged over the weekend that 16 people onboard a United Airlines Boeing 777 from Los Angeles to New York Newark were injured due to severe turbulence.

Incident: 16 Injured Due to Turbulence on United 777 Los Angeles-New York…


16 Injured Due to Turbulence on United 777 Los Angeles-New York
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United Airlines flight UA1890 is a routine scheduled flight between Los Angeles and New York Newark, with the affected rotation being operated by N788UA.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N788UA is a 26.6 year old Boeing 777-200 that was delivered to the American carrier back in July 1997.

Of the 777-200 variant, the U.S carrier has 74 of them in their fleet, of which 68 are in active service and six are currently parked, offering an average age of 24.7 years.

United Airlines flight UA1890 departed Los Angeles at 0818 local time on February 10 and proceeded in an easterly direction towards New York Newark.

As per The Aviation Herald, the aircraft suffered some severe in-flight turbulence, which injured 13 passengers and three flight attendants.

It is understood that the aircraft was able to continue on to Newark for a safe landing, with no damage to the aircraft during this.

N788UA continued on a rotation to Paris CDG the same day. The FAA confirmed that on the United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York that severe turbulence was encountered and acknowledged the injuries.

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