Flight Attendant Injured after Pilot Slams on Breaks

By Peter DePaolis

According to WJLA, on November 30, a United Airlines flight attendant sustained injuries when a pilot hit the brakes suddenly to avoid a collision at Dulles International Airport in Virginia.

Officials reported that United Airlines Flight 379 to Orlando began to taxi to the runway around 8:30 a.m. when the pilot made an unexpected stop to avoid striking an airport service vehicle. A flight attendant that was standing in the aisle was harmed during the startling stop and was transported to a hospital.

The operator of the service vehicle was ticketed for violating airport safety regulations.

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Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Injury Attorneys

Source: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/11/united-flight-attendant-injured-as-plane-makes-abrupt-stop-97498.html

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About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.