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United 737 makes emergency landing in Omaha, Captain becomes ill

Discussion in 'Latest Airline Incidents' started by Lee Ferrara, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Lee Ferrara

    Lee Ferrara Administrator Staff Member

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    United flight made an unscheduled landing in Omaha after the pilot became ill.

    United spokeswoman Karen May said Tuesday that Flight 1637 was on its way from Des Moines to Denver on Monday night when the decision was made to set down in Omaha. The co-pilot landed the Boeing 737 without incident just after 9 p.m., and May says the pilot was taken to a local hospital.

    May says United put up the passengers overnight in Omaha, and they're scheduled to complete their travel later Tuesday. May says there were 154 passengers and six crew members aboard the original flight.

    May said Tuesday that the captain "is OK." She wouldn't provide other information about him or her.

    SOURCE: http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Flight-Diverted-238265791.html
     
  2. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    I hope for his ticket that he only needs a flu shot.
     
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    Guitar Dave Hangar Bronze Member V

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    There is a real bad bug going around up here in 'Dreamland'.
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Flu shot, flu shot, Anybody else? Get your flu shot now while they last!
     
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    Liese Hangar Bronze Member III

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    Isn´t it a bit late in the season to get a flu shot? I thought one should ideally have one at the beginning of autumn as it takes about two weeks before one´s system acquires the necessary immunity.
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    You are correct, but it is never too late as one strain of flu (H1N1) JUST started to take hold in the northeast states and part of the south. Best $15.00 US I have ever spent. Pneumonia shots are more expensive but are good for 5 yrs. Got mine last yr. I bet every person who is sitting on a toilet with a bucket in front of them would gladly pay $15-25.00 to alleviate that malady in one nano second. Besides vapor lock on your innards hurts too! The flu shots here cover 4 different strains, 3 yet to appear. Please do not confuse the flu with the dreaded Norro virus to which they (CDC) are working on a vaccine as we speak. I told my Mom jokingly that it is so contagious that people can get it from talking to each other on the phone lol. It is THE nastiest flu like bug around. People infected before they know it, fly on planes (infecting everybody else) to get to their ocean cruise ships only to spread it on board ship and ruining everything.
     

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