Hawaii News Now reports:
Newly-released flight data reveals a San Francisco-bound United Airlines flight went into a steep dive shortly after taking off from the Kahului Airport, coming within almost 800 feet of impacting the ocean. The incident happened in mid-December of last year, but is only coming to light now.
United Flight 1722 plunged toward the ocean moments after taking off from Kahului Airport on Dec. 18. Aviation website “The Air Current” looked at publicly available information to determine the aircraft climbed to 2,200 feet before it suddenly dived ― at a terrifying decent rate of nearly 8,600 feet per minute.
The pilots had to pull up, leading to a climb with forces more than 2.7 times the force of gravity.
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A United Airlines flight took a steep nose dive after taking off from Maui in December. The plane plunged from 2,200 feet to 775 feet over the Pacific Ocean before recovering and continuing its path to San Francisco, officials confirmed. https://t.co/mz10h3YhVf
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 14, 2023
Absolutely incredible that no one from this flight tweeted about it.
United Airlines has now confirmed that the incident did occur. https://t.co/B1omsPQunL pic.twitter.com/1uocsPVi1L
— Yashar Ali 🐘 یاشار (@yashar) February 13, 2023
A United Airlines flight took a steep nose dive after taking off from Maui on Dec. 18, plummeting from 1,400 feet to 775 feet over the Pacific Ocean before recovering and continuing its path to San Francisco, officials confirmed to CBS News. pic.twitter.com/v5VpDXYDnM
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) February 14, 2023