Close Call: United Flight Came Within 775 Feet Of Landing In Pacific Near Hawaii

  • A United Airlines flight from Hawaii to San Francisco plummeted in the air and came within just 775 feet of the Pacific Ocean in a terrifying incident.
  • The previously unreported incident on December 18 follows multiple near-misses at U.S. airports in the last three months.
  • Just 71 seconds after takeoff from the Kahului Airport in Maui, the United Airlines Flight UA1722 bound for San Francisco reached 2,200 feet began a steep nosedive, according to NBC News and first reported by The Air Current. The ordeal lasted 45 seconds from takeoff till the aircraft stabilized.
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