A United Airlines flight from Guatemala to Chicago was diverted to Houston’s George Bush International Airport on Saturday evening.
An emergency was declared “for an incapacitated pilot,” stated a Houston UAL internal document given to CDM.Press.
“UA Flight 2007 GUA-ORD is diverting to IAH. Declaring an emergency for an incapacitated pilot. Gated at E20. Current ETA shows 1747. Unknown if flight will clear here at this time or just re-crew and go. Will advise when information is available. Pilot reportedly taken to a hospital,” states the UAL Operation Center communication.
According to the UAL file, "Left seat Capt had chest pains. Could not get him out of the seat. Right seater landed."
On Saturday evening, KHOU-TV Houston reported that the airport spokesperson told that news organization that the flight was diverted “due to a technical issue.”
UAL’s CEO Scott Kirby has prided himself for making mandatory covid vaccinations part of UAL’s branding since August 2021 when he first mandated the shots.
At that time, UAL employees could apply for a religious or medical exemption. Kirby has claimed publicly that 99% of their employees have been vaccinated.
But, there is more to Kirby’s proclamations. If a religious exemption was granted, employees were put on “unpaid leave.” They did not have access to any of their benefits, including medical, vision, life, and their 401(K) accounts. If they wanted to continue with their medical insurance, they had to make payments which was burdensome because they were not receiving paychecks. It was only in March 2022 when those put on unpaid leave were invited back to work.
Even when they were invited back to work, those employees allege that they were further discriminated against by the company and even harassed by their colleagues.
In 2021, in video tape given to CDM.Press, UAL’s CEO Scott Kirby is viewed mocking his employees who were invited to apply for their religious exemptions telling them that they really needed to think twice about just now finding religion and then filing a religious exemption because their jobs “were on the line.” That remark was targeted to the pilots.
The Guatemala to Chicago diverted flight to Houston is the first United Airlines diverted flight.
CDM.Press is leading a full investigation into UAL because of whistleblowers and sources who have come forward.
Quanta Airline pilots have come forward as have many other pilots worldwide who are now calling flying a safety issue.
“Flying is a public safety issue,” because of the covid mandated vaccinations said a Quantas Airlines pilot to Australian Parliamentary members in August 2022.
CDM.PRESS has been interviewing current and former United Airlines employees for our Wings for Liberty and Justice series. They have filed a lawsuit against the airline, UAL’s CEO Scott Kirby, their unions and United’s board of directors, who include past CNN President Walter Isaacson.
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