NTSB to Investigate United Airlines Incident

The plane recovered just 775 feet above the Pacific Ocean. 

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it would be investigating an incident in which a United Airlines Boeing 777 jet dramatically lost altitude after departing Kahului, Hawaii. Flightradar24, an aviation website, said the December 18’s Flight 777 departed normally until “71 seconds after take off when the aircraft entered a steep dive. The aircraft descended from 2,200 feet to just 775 feet before recovering.” The United Airlines crew reported the incident to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shortly after.

President Biden’s administration has been handling a number of near-disaster incidents which have occurred recently in the American aviation industry. The NTSB is managing a number of ongoing investigations, while the Senate aviation subcommittee is probing Southwest Airlines for a system failure that resulted in the total grounding of U.S. air traffic for two hours. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Jennifer Homendy as she oversees the NTSB.
  • For NTSB officials as they investigate the near crash of the flight departing Hawaii.
  • For Acting Administrator Nolen as he collaborates with other Transportation Department leaders regarding recent near-collisions in American aviation.

Sources: Reuters, CNN


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