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UAL's stock price is not diving.

It dropped to 68.50, has come back up to 71, dropped back to 70 today.

Keeping in mind, of course, that a year ago, when CEO Oscar Munoz had a heart transplant, the stock was trading around $37. Since then the stock has almost doubled under his leadership.

Anyone who thinks the board will jettison Munoz for this incident is dreaming.
It didn't double because of his leadership though. It remains the least-investable of the major US airlines. And yo did you notice all stock markets are way up over the past 6 months?


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was it the pilot or the tower control who goofed
Total stun-pilot error, from what I've read and heard. They cleared him to land on a runway parallel to a taxi-way and he missed the mark. Apparently, taxiing planes turn off their beams "as a courtesy" to planes that are landing at night. Sounds ridiculous but apparently it's true. There were 2-3 planes fully loaded with people and fuel on that taxiway. Would have been a complete shit-show if he'd touched down.


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Southwest passenger was partially sucked towards gaping hole, witness says
Marty Martinez was sitting two rows behind the window that was blasted out on the Southwest flight. She said an older woman was sitting in the window seat next to it, and parts of her body were "sucked" toward the hole.

"She wasn't like sucked out of the window or pulled out. But her like arms and her body were sucked, like sucked in that direction, from my vantage point. So you see people, from the back of the seat, holding onto her, you know, trying to keep her contained," Martinez told CNN.

Meanwhile, other passengers were trying to patch the hole in the plane.

"People in the other rows are — just trying to plug the hole, which sounds ridiculous, because you know people are using jackets and things, and it's just being sucked right out," she told CNN.

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/southw ... index.html
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Bernnie Federko

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Southwest Engine Explosion, April 17th, 2018

What happened?

An explosion on the left side of the plane caused debris to fly off the engine and break one of the windows of the plane wide open. Air pressure forced the female victim, Jennifer Riordan, out the window where she was left hanging half outside until two passengers fought to pull her back in. Riordan made it back inside the plane but later died from her injuries. The other 148 people on board the plane safely landed in Philadelphia but a chunk of the left engine was gone. A piece of it was later found in Pennsylvania, 100 km outside Philadelphia. This is Southwest's first-ever deadly in-flight accident and the first U.S. airline fatality since 2009.