The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) site, posted a notice on November 24, 2014 regarding a severe turbulence incident on UAL 1179 over Valdosta, Georgia. The notice provides the following information:
UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 1179, REGISTRATION UNKNOWN, BOEING 737 AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED SEVERE TURBULENCE NEAR VALDOSTA, GA, UNKNOWN NUMBER OF PERSONS ON BOARD SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES, LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT CHICAGO, IL
Information via Flightstats.com tells us UAL Flight 1179 was traveling from (SRQ) Sarasota, FL, US to (ORD) Chicago, IL, US. The landing was reportedly delayed 28 minutes.
The Aviation Herald (Simon Hradecky) provides the following report:
A United Boeing 737-800, registration N16217 performing flight UA-1179 from Sarasota,FL to Chicago O’Hare,IL (USA), was enroute at FL340 near Valdosta,GA (USA) at about 19:15Z when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence (associated with altitude deviations of about 100 feet) causing minor injuries to a number of occupants. The crew climbed the aircraft to FL360 and continued to destination for a safe landing about 2 hours later.
The FAA reported an unknown number of occupants received minor injuries when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence near Valdosta.
Original report, here.