United Airlines Pilot Makes Life-Saving Landing At Very Windy Chicago O’Hare Airport

United Airlines Pilot Makes Life Saving Landing At Very Windy Chicago O’hare Airport
(Last Updated On: November 28, 2019)

United Airlines Pilot Makes Life-Saving Landing At Very Windy Chicago O’Hare Airport

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 , and I’m glad I did, because even with the slight roll motion (enough to give this ger 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 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 : 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 , people need to know about the good too.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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