5 United Flights in one week.

Ok, who else is thinking something is funky with all these United flights having mishap after mishap.
Only United airlines on the news with this happening all within one week.
Two possibility comes to my thoughts is a terrorist mechanic or disgruntled mechanic. Either way I hope our very intelligent FBI, :flushed:, is looking into this possibility.

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What are you referring to? I know nothing of any of this.

(maybe because I don’t watch the ‘news’)

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Thanks for the backup Robert1246. :+1:

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United is having a hell of a week. Some of the incidents are just crazy!!!

The one with the tire falling off the plane just blows my mind.

Yeah, I don’t believe in coincidences either…

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It’s because of all the dei hires.

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Both possibilities worth investigating. Though could just as easily be that they or whatever contractor they are using are cutting corners on maintenance to try to save some money or maybe they are having problems getting or keeping enough qualified mechanics to do all the work properly. Everything seems to be running a lot less smoothly since the whole Covid fiasco began.

Often seems that when people stop doing their jobs properly things coast along OK for a little bit until a bunch of problems all pop up at once.

It is also possible that things like this happen more often than we think but with all the recent issues Boeing is having with their planes the news media might just be spending more time looking for and reporting on similar incidents to a national audience. In the past they might have only been a blip in the local news or not reported on at all.

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I mean…look at how many planes there are, and how many flights there are, in a week, in a month, in a year. Three very different things in that video, no apparent relationship, and one of the three doesn’t even seem to be ‘mechanical’ in nature?

Boeing is the one under a microscope, I think that’s the story here, if there is one

And Shamrock is onto something…how often do you think the media makes a big deal out of a plane making a landing back at the origin airport because they reported a hydraulic issue?

I watch some ATC channels on YouTube sometimes and almost every mayday or pan-pan ATC audio I listen to, it’s an incident I never ever would have heard of if I wasn’t listening to ATC traffic on YouTube for entertainment

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Like all places these days, they probably have to hire who they’re told to, not the best folk…

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Much of this may be tied to staff shortages and working people unreasonable hours. Almost everything that needs to be worked on requires two people: mechanic + inspector. That could be pushing things toward conspiracy.

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I don’t fly as much as I used to, but one not too distant event on United comes to mind. I had to book a last minute flight, and had a connection in Washington Dulles. We had all boarded the United 737 in Florida, and were buckled, in, door closed, waiting to push back when the pilot came on an announced that, due to a “maintenance issue” we all needed to de-plane. So, we all collected our stuff, and got off. Immediately, of course, a huge line formed at the gate counter, because most people flying to Washington Dulles on United are doing it to connect to a different flight. The guy behind me was now missing his flight to London. I was missing my connection to Buffalo. We were all screwed.

Anyway, I got talking to a flight attendant who had been on our plane. She told me the “maintenance issue” was a brake job that was many flights overdue. In fact, it was so overdue, that the FAA had grounded the plane at our gate. As I watched, a crew in trucks came over and started doing a brake job on the plane, right there at the gate.

I was able to get a different, direct flight on another airline because of a cancellation, so it all worked out okay for me.

Anyway, if that’s how they manage maintenance, it’s no wonder wheels are falling off. These planes are pushed to their very limit of duty cycle, and every minute not in the air and getting worked on is lost revenue.

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United has been in the news recently, for being at the forefront of DEI hiring.
That’s gonna leave a mark.

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This will be easy enough to prove or disprove. A major crash is not something that can be hidden easily.

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Kirby’s next brilliant move: “We have printed all the names from the passenger manifest on slips of paper and will now elect the pilot and co-pilot…”

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Sadly, no matter how bizarre a scenario you can dream up, it seems like someone else has already considered it, or is trying to implement it.

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Well, now it’s getting interesting. Some of us have discussed in other threads the idea that Boeing has been infiltrated.

Looks just like what happens to someone ready to testify against Hillary.

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Certainly not an accident. Big companies will do anything. Anything.

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Perhaps another reason. :thinking:

Florida Fraud: Faulty Aircraft Parts Sold to Canadian Airlines and U.S. Defense Contractor Using Forged Documents (msn.com)

Two Florida men have pleaded guilty to selling aircraft parts with fake government safety approval tags for commercial and military use.

Prosecutors say the men may be ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and face up to five years each in prison each for putting the public and service members at risk, Knewz.com has learned.

The former vice president of Sofly Aviation Services, 50-year-old Daniel Navarro of Miami Lakes, and the company’s former procurement and asset management specialist, 71-year-old Jorge Guerrero of Hialeah, each pleaded guilty on March 6 to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced on Tuesday, March 12.

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Yep, that’s why I don’t fly with large airline jets. Give me Piper single engine & Twin Cessna. I’ve flown in those, also learned to fly them, (many years ago).
There’s all types of criminals.

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Another United incident:

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