United Airlines Flight 1139, a flight from Seattle bound for San Francisco, had an accident on-board last night upon or just after take-off. According to The Seattle Times, some passengers were crushed after a row of seats came loose and slid into the row behind it. The pilot turned the plane around and returned to Sea-Tac. One passenger, a 61 year old woman in Row 4, was injured and taken to Highline Medical Center in Burien. She was able to re-book her flight and fly to San Francisco this morning.
The flight to San Francisco resumed after repairs to the seats were made. United said that a bolt holding the seats in place came loose. Mechanics for the airline tightened the bolts and the flight was able to take-off again.
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