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United Air Lines Inc.

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The carrier has corporate offices in Chicago, Ill. and a total of 32,767 or more employees, including 2,538 pilots-in-charge, 3,468 other pilots and 13,465 flight attendants.
Source: FAA Air Operators database, last updated Jan 4, 2010; Regional Airline Association 2009 Annual Report

Safety Record, 2002-2009

Onboard fatalities0
Accidents23
Other reported incidents26
Accidents resulting in serious onboard injury12
Serious accidents per billion passenger miles0.01
Serious accidents are those that resulted in at least one serious onboard injury.
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of BTS annual traffic statistics, NTSB accident data

June 2009 Traffic Summary

Departures38,757
Passengers5,411,473
Average Seats162.6
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Incident/Accident History

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TypeLocationDateFatalitiesSerious injuries
Incident Chicago, Ill.
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March 23, 2006 0 0
Incident Chicago, Ill.
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Nov. 21, 2002 0 0
Accident Shanghai
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April 19, 2006 0 1
Incident Salt Lake City, Utah
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Jan. 11, 2003 0 0
Accident Seattle, Wash.
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March 2, 2002 0 0
Accident Lithonia, Ga.
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April 21, 2003 0 1
Accident Pacific Ocean, PO
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May 1, 2002 0 1
Incident Chicago, Ill.
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April 1, 2003 0 0
Incident BOSTON, Mass.
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Oct. 19, 2002 0 0
Accident New Market, Va.
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May 7, 2003 0 1
Accident Chicago, Ill.
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July 17, 2003 0 1
Accident San Francisco, Calif.
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Oct. 7, 2003 0 0
Accident Denver, Colo.
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Nov. 1, 2003 0 1
Accident San Francisco, Calif.
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Nov. 14, 2003 0 0
Accident Janesville, Wis.
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March 1, 2004 0 1
Incident Denver, Colo.
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March 5, 2004 0 0
Incident Denver, Colo.
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March 5, 2004 0 0
Incident Denver, Colo.
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Aug. 7, 2004 0 0
Incident Richmond, BC
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Aug. 27, 2004 0 0
Incident Buenos Aires
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March 14, 2005 0 0
Incident Denver, Colo.
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May 17, 2005 0 0
Incident Denver, Colo.
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May 17, 2005 0 0
Incident Denver, Colo.
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Aug. 3, 2005 0 0
Incident Denver, Colo.
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Aug. 3, 2005 0 0
Incident Denver, Colo.
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Jan. 19, 2006 0 0
Accident Omaha, Neb.
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March 15, 2006 0 1
Incident Chicago, Ill.
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March 23, 2006 0 0
Incident Portland , Ore.
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May 17, 2006 0 0
Accident Masonville, Colo.
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July 7, 2006 0 1
Accident Dulles, Va.
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June 17, 2006 0 0
Incident Chicago, Ill.
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July 23, 2006 0 0
Incident Denver, Colo.
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Feb. 2, 2007 0 0
Accident Los Angeles, Calif.
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April 12, 2007 0 1
Accident Chicago, Ill.
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March 15, 2007 0 0
Accident Chicago, Ill.
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Nov. 7, 2006 0 0
Accident Chicago, Ill.
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Nov. 7, 2006 0 0
Accident Chicago, Ill.
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June 27, 2007 0 0
Incident Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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July 11, 2007 0 0
Accident Oceanic, UN
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June 27, 2007 0 1
Incident Chicago, Ill.
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Oct. 9, 2007 0 0
Accident Chicago, Ill.
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Dec. 14, 2007 0 1
Accident San Francisco, Calif.
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Jan. 13, 2008 0 0
Incident Las Vegas, Nev.
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Jan. 27, 2006 0 0
Incident Jackson, Wyo.
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Feb. 25, 2008 0 0
Incident Pueblo, Colo.
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April 15, 2008 0 0
Accident London
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Feb. 26, 2007 0 0
Incident Newark, N.J.
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Jan. 25, 2008 0 0
Accident Phoenix, Ariz.
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Oct. 20, 2008 0 0
Incident Denver, Colo.
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June 10, 2009 0 0
Source: National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010