Passengers on a United Airways 777-300ER skilled a 14-hour flight to nowhere after a call was made to return to San Francisco after a sequence of violent assaults led to a declaration of warfare in Israel.
A 14-Hour United Airways Flight To Nowhere After Warfare Breaks Out in Israel
Israel is at warfare after a shock Sabbath assault by terrorists from the Gaza Strip that included the launch of over 5,000 rockets in addition to land and sea incursions. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has mobilized reserves and vowed a swift and decisive response.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
“Residents of Israel,
We’re at warfare, not in an operation or in rounds, however at warfare. This morning, Hamas launched a murderous shock assault in opposition to the State of Israel and its residents. We’ve been on this because the early morning hours. pic.twitter.com/C7YQUviItR
— Prime Minister of Israel (@IsraeliPM) October 7, 2023
Israeli fighter jets are actually placing targets in Gaza and troops are combating on land in border cities. Over 200 individuals have been reported useless (40 Israelis and now 200 Palestinians so far in Israel’s response) and 1000’s injured.
In the meantime, most Israeli airports have closed, although Ben Gurion Worldwide (TLV) in Tel Aviv stays open. Even so, some airways have canceled or delayed flights.
Maybe most poignantly, United Airways flight UA954 took off on Friday from San Francisco (SFO), operated by a 777-300ER. Because it neared Greenland, it rotated and is at present enroute again to SFO, because of land at 10:34 am native time and representing a 14-hour flight to nowhere.
United Airways has stated the flight wasn’t canceled because of an “surprising disruption:”
Your flight is canceled due to an surprising disruption past United’s management. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.
Nonetheless, United’s service from Washington (IAD) and Newark (EWR) didn’t divert. Delta Air Strains’ service from New York (JFK) was delayed, however will land in Tel Aviv later at this time. American Airways’ JFK flight is predicted to reach on time.
Israel is at warfare once more after a shock assault from Hamas. With 1000’s of rockets within the air, some flights are being canceled or diverted into Tel Aviv. Maybe most notably, passengers on UA954 skilled a 14-hour flight to nowhere. The 777-300ER is at present en route again to San Francisco and can land later this morning.
picture: Invoice Abbott / Flickr
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