ONN – United Airlines Pilot Makes Life-Saving Landing At Very Windy Chicago O’Hare Airport
The 11 AM EST United Airlines Flight UA241 from Atlanta to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport looked like it was headed for a major problem as it approached landing at 12:05 PM CST. High winds, estimated to be between 30 miles-per-hour and as much as 60 miles-per-hour, were making even walking around a challenge; we were in the air.
It was one of the moments I had to vlog, and I’m glad I did, because even with the slight roll motion (enough to give this vlogger concern), the Airbus A319 leveled out and landed smoothly at the final seconds of approach. That sigh you may have heard in Chicago came from the passengers.
As we de-planed, I had to ask if I could vlog my thanks to the pilot. He offered his name as Chris. All I can say, as I and a passenger who walked by did, is thanks.
Oh, and I referred to “Oscar” in the vlog: that’s Oscar Munoz, United Airlines CEO. Hopefully, United recognizes him. That’s the best landing I’ve experienced in 51 years of travel on United.
With so much bad news, people need to know about the good news too.
Note from Oakland News Now Technical: this video-blog post shows the full and live operation of the latest updated version of an experimental Zennie62Media mobile media video-blogging system network that was launched June 2018. This is a major part of Zennie62Media’s new and innovative approach to the production of news media. The uploaded video is from a vlogger with the Zennie62 on YouTube Partner Channel, then uploaded to and formatted automatically at the Oakland News Now site and Zennie62-owned social media pages. The overall objective is smartphone-enabled, real-time, on the scene reporting of news, interviews, observations, and happenings anywhere in the World and within seconds and not hours. Now, news is reported with a smartphone: no heavy and expensive cameras or even a laptop are necessary. The secondary objective is faster, and very inexpensive media production and distribution. We have found there is a disconnect between post length and time to product and revenue generated. With this, the problem is far less, though by no means solved. Zennie62Media is constantly working to improve the system network coding and seeks interested content and media technology partners.
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