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United Flight 1139 Sea-Tac to SFO seats slip

Old 5th Aug 2008, 06:14
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United Flight 1139 Sea-Tac to SFO seats slip

Monday, August 4, 2008

Row of seats on United Airlines flight collapses forcing emergency landing at Sea-Tac

A United Airlines flight bound for San Francisco from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Sunday evening was forced to make an emergency landing after a row of seats gave way during takeoff and slid into the row behind it, injuring one passenger.

By Sonia Krishnan

Seattle Times staff reporter

A United Airlines flight bound for San Francisco from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Sunday evening was forced to make an emergency landing after a row of seats gave way during takeoff and slid into the row behind it, injuring one passenger.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident, which authorities called unusual.

United flight 1139 took off as scheduled at 5:20 p.m., said Robin Urbanski, spokeswoman for the airlines. But minutes later, a bolt holding down three occupied seats in Row 3 loosened and the seats slid backward into the three passengers in Row 4. The pilot turned the plane around and returned to the airport.
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Local News | Row of seats on United Airlines flight collapses forcing emergency landing at Sea-Tac | Seattle Times Newspaper
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So they slid back - not actually collapse, then?
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Row 3 passengers should cut down on their Double Whopper consumption !
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My thoughts exactly! ;-)
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Ow, those poor folks in Row 4!
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ouch!
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