Last night, United Airlines grounded its entire fleet of Boeing 757 airplanes after a malfunction was noticed on a flight on its way to Baltimore from Los Angeles.
The flight was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Colorado, when a malfunction in the airplane’s computer wrongly indicated there was smoke in the cargo area.
On The Early Show on CBS, Peter talks to Erica Hill about why United’s decision to ground the 96 planes in its 757 fleet is an unprecedented move. He also examines the concerns that this might pose to travelers.
You can watch the segment on CBSnews.com or check it out on this page embedded below.
To read about the last major grounding of Boeing planes, click here to read about the issues with the 767.
For more on plane safety, check out our Travel Safety and Security section on PeterGreenberg.com.
Related Links on PeterGreenberg.com:
- Plane Crashes section
- Airline Safety Starts With Maintenance
- Whistleblowers, the FAA and Airworthiness
- United Pilot Says Goodbye To The 747
- News Analysis: Southwest Suspended, FAA Employees Reassigned