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United Continental Resolves Computer Glitch Scare

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According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there have only been two significant airplane accidents in the United States this year. Last year, 10 planes malfunctioned while in the air and caused dangers or emergency landings. While airplane accidents are certainly rarer than car accidents, the fact is that they do happen. In the year 2009, the FAA reports that 21 planes were involved in accidents within the United States.

Many times these accidents happen during the landing or take-off of the airplane, rather than when the craft is airborne. There are a variety of reasons why the planes may crash. Typically, dangers are attributed to a pilot’s inexperience or a malfunction within the engineering of the plane. Recently, some of the aircrafts at United Continental experienced a computer glitch which grounded them from travel for the time being. Eager travelers were put on different planes or had their flights cancelled because of the dangerous and concerning issue.

According to Eyewitness News the airline would not confirm how many flights were affected by the glitch on Thursday, and would not provide the press with details about the delays. A United Continental spokesman said that the airline is back up and running and present and that all flights should be on a normal schedule by 11 a.m. The airline company tweeted early Thursday morning to say that they were aware of the glitch, which had not yet caused an accident. 88 percent of all planes from United Continental were unaffected.

In a world of digital control, a computer glitch can prove to be fatal. A plane which has computer issues may not flight properly, or may begin to operate against the pilot’s wishes. This is why it is essential that the engineers and maintenance workers on airplanes take extreme caution to probe the plane and detect any dangers. If you are injured in an airplane accident because of a computer glitch, then you have the right to seek compensation from the airline that provided the transportation. You can sue for negligence to maintain upkeep of the plane. Contact a Connecticut injury lawyer at McCoy & McCoy today if you want more information about aviation accidents and want to start a lawsuit against an airline.