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[By Beat News Service | 17 Jun 2011 | No Comments]

A United Airlines flight bound for Kansai, Japan returned to San Francisco International Airport Friday evening after a passenger suffered a medical emergency mid-flight.

United Airlines Flight 885 departed SFO shortly before noon when the Boeing 777 made an unexpected U-turn over the Pacific Ocean 2.5 hours into the trip after the passenger fell ill. 

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[By Beat News Service | 17 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments]
A United Airlines Boeing 757-200 sits at Terminal 3 at San Francisco International Airport. (CALIFORNIA BEAT PHOTO)

(6/17) — UPDATE 2241 PDT — SAN FRANCISCO — A “computer outage” forced United Airlines to delay or cancel hundreds of flights system wide for hours Friday evening, stranding tens of thousands of travelers from coast-to-coast.

The airline’s computer system slowly came back online by 10 p.m., nearly 5 hours after the outage grounded most of its departures.

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[By California Beat | 4 Apr 2011 | No Comments]

An United Airlines flight bound for San Francisco made an emergency landing 16 minutes after taking off from New Orleans International Airport Monday morning.

Airport officials said light smoke was seen coming from an engine when the pilot of flight 497 declared an emergency and returned to the airport.