More Than 25 Passengers Injured from Turbulence on United Flight

I’ve said it a bunch of times here:  the most dangerous part of flying is turbulence.

At least 25 people were hurt when their United Airlines flight from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles experienced severe turbulence over Kansas City.  The flight was diverted to Denver, and 25 passengers were brought to area hospitals.

The lesson?  You have to keep your seatbelt on while the plane is flying.


  1. A huge number of injured. Is it so hard to keep your seatbelt fastened?

  2. People should realize also that when they don’t wear their seat belt, encounter turbulence and are sent out flying, they don’t know where they’ll land. An average adult can cause serious damage on the way down (that peson could break your neck…). Also, think of the people who already have to hold their babies tightly in their arms through turbulence: they can’t really help push that flying person away that’s headed for the other kids sitting next to them, etc.). Don’t be that flying person, wear the seatbelt at all times.

  3. BigBumpOnHead

    When I read this story today you were the first person I thought of, jb. What I would like to know is what happens to laptop computers during such an event. Time to invent the Turbulstrap.

  4. It makes me so happy to know I’m the buckle-your-seatbelt-or-you’re-going-to-get-hurt guy :)

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