Crash Landing

Crash Landing

Mallory Carty, Writer

On Wednesday, September 31 passengers on the United Airlines Flight 880 were in for a bumpy ride. The flight experienced severe turbulence while flying over the Atlantic, from Houston to London. The plane had to make an unscheduled landing at western Ireland’s Shannon Airport shortly before 6 a.m., allowing people to receive the medical attention they need. About halfway over the Atlantic is when the turbulence began, followed by four very severe drops in altitude. The plane carried 220 people, carrying 12 people to the hospital after landing. Those injured were treated for soft tissue damage, and minor head injuries. The plane resumed its flight to Heathrow at 12:11 p.m.