Many passengers were injured yesterday on UAL Flight 967. The aircraft involved, a Boeing 777 registration number N773UA, was manufactured in 1995. Information available through an FAA database reveals that the aircraft had been involved in a prior lightening strike.

It is not always possible or reasonable to expect to wear your seatbelt at every moment during a flight. Certainly with variations in security rules, passengers may feel they need to take advantage of opportunities to use the rest rooms, as they may be restricted from leaving their seats later in the flight. Families traveling with young children know how challenging it can be to stay seated for the duration of the flight. Criticism should not be directed at passengers for failing to secure their seatbelts.

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