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Absolutely gorgeous evening in Los Angeles. This aircraft was about 2 months old 737-900ER with split scimitar winglets (N66841) delivered on Feb 6, 2015 ( https://planefinder.net/data/aircraft/N66841) . Channel 9 was not available on this aircraft. Flight information can be found here. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N66841/history/20150316/0536Z/KSFO/KLAX
Requested by David Kapsner, I uploaded the takeoff video for UAL #1676. My camera had a difficult time focusing beause it was pitch black outside. Would be nice if United bring Channel 9 back on their domestic aircrafts (73x and A32x). Either way, enjoy the takeoff sound. :) Oh, this 737-900ER was about 2 months old with split scimitar winglets (N66841), delivered on Feb 6, 2015. Flight information can be found here. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N66841/history/20150316/0536Z/KSFO/KLAX
United Airlines flight #1676 enroute from Denver came upon severe turbulence on its approach to Billings Montana Logan International Airport on Monday, February 17th, 2014 injuring 2 passengers and two flight attendants, one of which is in intensive care.
In a split second and without warning, the plane began shaking violently in the sky. Passengers panicked and screamed. One woman called out for her baby. Another, they said, hit the ceiling so hard that she cracked the panel above her head. United Airlines Flight 1676, carrying 114 passengers and five crew members, was headed from Denver to Billings, Montana. Just as it was about to land, turbulence struck. The plane started convulsing. "There was a lot of screaming, a lot of hollering," Bill Dahlin told CNN affiliate KTVQ. Three crew members and two passengers were taken to local hospitals. All were treated and released except one flight attendant, the airline said. Dahlin said the turbulence apparently took the flight crew by surprise. "I think they were trying to assess things themselves, so they really didn't offer any explanation because of what happened so quickly," he told KTVQ. United Airlines said its flight safety team will review what happened. "Our primary focus is assisting our employees and passengers who were injured," United spokeswoman Christen David said. Transatlantic flights set to be bumpier Last month, a United flight returned to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey after turbulence injured five flight attendants. The Beijing-bound United Flight 89 hit "severe turbulence" about 45 minutes into the flight, officials said. According to the FAA, turbulence can be unexpected and can happen even when the sky appears to be clear.