United planes that Ebola patient took have been in Chicago since Sept. 20th

An ABC7 I-Team Investigation

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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The I-Team has learned new information about the jetliners that brought the first U.S. Ebola victim to this country.

The I-Team has learned new information about the jetliners that brought the first U.S. Ebola victim to this country.

Not only were the planes flown by Chicago-based United Airlines, but the aircraft have been in Chicago since then.

SEE THE FULL LIST OF FLIGHTS AND CITIES FOR THE TWO JETS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY.

When we learned late Wednesday that the Ebola victim flew on United Airlines, the I-Team began tracking the planes that he was on to see where they were after he was on them. Even though health officials maintain there is no risk to passengers, if you were a passenger on a plane that had carried an Ebola victim, it might be something you would want to know.

"The executives at DFW have looked at the flights and examined exactly what happened at that time," said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. "And they feel there is zero chance of anyone getting contaminated."

When Thomas Eric Duncan left Liberia, he made his way to Brussels and boarded a United Airlines plane for the US.

Here is what we know about the planes he took and the routing:

On Sept. 20, Duncan took a United Boeing 777 from Brussels to Washington Dulles and arrived at 2:36 p.m.

According to flight records, Duncan had three hours on the ground at Dulles, clearing customs and then boarding his connecting flight, a United Airbus 320 from Washington to Dallas that departed 5:29 p.m.

Since then, based on their tail numbers, those exact two aircraft have carried passengers to 27 different cities.

According to flight records, the 777 that flew the overseas leg was in Chicago on Sept. 29.

The airbus was in Chicago several times on Sept. 26-28 and is scheduled to be here Thursday.

Authorities continue to maintain there is no risk to passengers who were on the planes with the Ebola patient or to anyone in the planes since then.

United confirms that the Ebola patient being treated in Texas was on two of their flights. The director of Centers for Disease Control says there is "zero risk of transmission on any flight which the patient flew because he was not symptomatic until several days after his trip and could not have been contagious on the dates he traveled."

Six days later, Duncan walked into an emergency room in Dallas, but a nurse allowed him to go home without reporting it to her superiors.

"That nurse was part of a care team and that complex care team was taking care of him in the ER," says Dr. Mark Lester of Texas Health Resources. "Regretfully, that information was not fully communicated throughout the full team. And as a result, the full import of that information was not factored in to the clinical decision making."

In Texas, federal health investigators continue to arrive. Now 18 people are being monitored after having come in contact with Duncan, from the three paramedics who transported him to the doctors and nurses at the hospital, to his family, including five children who were potentially exposed.

One group not being tracked is passengers who flew on the two planes that Duncan had been on. The 777 that was in Chicago on Monday and the Airbus that was here several times is due here again Thursday.

Below are all of the flights for the two planes that carried Thomas Eric Duncan since September 20, 2014.

Data via flightaware.com

N482UA - Flight UA822: Airbus A320

Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration

02-Oct-2014

A320

Chicago O'Hare Intl (KORD)

Albany Intl (KALB)

07:16PM CDT

09:55PM EDT

Scheduled

01-Oct-2014

A320

Portland Intl (KPDX)

Denver Intl (KDEN)

05:57PM PDT

08:51PM MDT

Scheduled

01-Oct-2014

A320/L

Denver Intl (KDEN)

Portland Intl (KPDX)

04:07PM MDT

05:26PM PDT

En Route

01-Oct-2014

A320/L

Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (KPHX)

Denver Intl (KDEN)

11:49AM MST

02:06PM MDT

1:17

01-Oct-2014

A320/L

Newark Liberty Intl (KEWR)

Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (KPHX)

09:01AM EDT

10:51AM MST

4:50

30-Sep-2014

A320/L

Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (KPHX)

Newark Liberty Intl (KEWR)

11:07PM MST

06:10AM EDT (+1)

4:03

30-Sep-2014

A320/L

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (KPHX)

08:17PM PDT

09:47PM MST

1:30

30-Sep-2014

A320/L

Los Angeles Intl (KLAX)

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

05:05PM PDT

06:00PM PDT

0:55

30-Sep-2014

A320/L

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

Los Angeles Intl (KLAX)

02:37PM PDT

03:29PM PDT

0:52

30-Sep-2014

A320/L

Los Angeles Intl (KLAX)

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

12:37PM PDT

01:34PM PDT

0:57

30-Sep-2014

A320/L

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

Los Angeles Intl (KLAX)

09:39AM PDT

10:34AM PDT

0:55

28-Sep-2014

A320/L

Chicago O'Hare Intl (KORD)

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

03:05PM CDT

05:06PM PDT

4:01

28-Sep-2014

A320/L

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

Chicago O'Hare Intl (KORD)

07:52AM PDT

01:50PM CDT

3:58

27-Sep-2014

A320/L

Chicago O'Hare Intl (KORD)

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

01:36PM CDT

03:19PM PDT

3:43

26-Sep-2014

A320

Chicago O'Hare Intl (KORD)

Bradley Intl (KBDL)

07:42PM CDT

10:33PM EDT

Cancelled

26-Sep-2014

A320

LaGuardia (KLGA)

Chicago O'Hare Intl (KORD)

07:10PM EDT

08:32PM CDT

Cancelled

26-Sep-2014

A320

Chicago O'Hare Intl (KORD)

LaGuardia (KLGA)

03:10PM CDT

06:01PM EDT

Cancelled

26-Sep-2014

A320/L

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

Chicago O'Hare Intl (KORD)

12:22PM PDT

06:12PM CDT

3:50

25-Sep-2014

A320/L

Lambert-St Louis Intl (KSTL)

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

05:54PM CDT

07:45PM PDT

3:51

25-Sep-2014

A320/L

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

Lambert-St Louis Intl (KSTL)

11:33AM PDT

05:00PM CDT

3:27

25-Sep-2014

A320/L

John Wayne (KSNA)

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

09:16AM PDT

10:20AM PDT

1:04

24-Sep-2014

A320/L

Houston Bush Int'ctl (KIAH)

John Wayne (KSNA)

09:14PM CDT

09:57PM PDT

2:43

24-Sep-2014

A320/L

Los Angeles Intl (KLAX)

Houston Bush Int'ctl (KIAH)

03:23PM PDT

08:07PM CDT

2:44

24-Sep-2014

A320/L

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

Los Angeles Intl (KLAX)

12:31PM PDT

01:27PM PDT

0:56

24-Sep-2014

A320/L

Seattle-Tacoma Intl (KSEA)

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

09:38AM PDT

11:37AM PDT

1:59

23-Sep-2014

A320/L

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

Seattle-Tacoma Intl (KSEA)

11:39PM PDT

01:02AM PDT (+1)

1:23

23-Sep-2014

A320/L

McCarran Intl (KLAS)

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

08:23PM PDT

09:50PM PDT

1:27

23-Sep-2014

A320/L

Newark Liberty Intl (KEWR)

McCarran Intl (KLAS)

04:43PM EDT

06:27PM PDT

4:44

23-Sep-2014

A320/L

Hollywood Int'l (KFLL)

Newark Liberty Intl (KEWR)

12:28PM EDT

02:40PM EDT

2:12

23-Sep-2014

A320/L

Houston Bush Int'ctl (KIAH)

Hollywood Int'l (KFLL)

07:47AM CDT

10:57AM EDT

2:10

23-Sep-2014

A320/L

Los Angeles Intl (KLAX)

Houston Bush Int'ctl (KIAH)

12:38AM PDT

05:20AM CDT

2:42

22-Sep-2014

A320/L

Orlando Intl (KMCO)

Los Angeles Intl (KLAX)

06:05PM EDT

08:02PM PDT

4:56

22-Sep-2014

A320/L

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

Orlando Intl (KMCO)

08:40AM PDT

04:30PM EDT

4:50

22-Sep-2014

A320/L

Denver Intl (KDEN)

San Francisco Intl (KSFO)

06:07AM MDT

07:21AM PDT

2:13

21-Sep-2014

A320/L

Portland Intl (KPDX)

Denver Intl (KDEN)

06:13PM PDT

09:26PM MDT

2:13

21-Sep-2014

A320/L

Denver Intl (KDEN)

Portland Intl (KPDX)

03:37PM MDT

04:50PM PDT

2:13

21-Sep-2014

A320/L

Jackson Hole (KJAC)

Denver Intl (KDEN)

01:27PM MDT

02:29PM MDT

1:02

21-Sep-2014

A320/L

Denver Intl (KDEN)

Jackson Hole (KJAC)

11:14AM MDT

12:10PM MDT

0:56

21-Sep-2014

A320/L

Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW)

Denver Intl (KDEN)

09:18AM CDT

09:53AM MDT

1:35

20-Sep-2014

A320/L

Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD)

Dallas/Fort Worth Intl (KDFW)

05:29PM EDT

07:01PM CDT

2:32

N771UA - Flight UA951: A Boeing 777

Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration

02-Oct-2014

777

Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD)

So Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l (SBGR / GRU)

10:15PM EDT

08:30AM BRT (+1)

Scheduled

02-Oct-2014

B772

Frankfurt Int'l (EDDF / FRA)

Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD)

05:10PM CEST

07:48PM EDT

Scheduled

01-Oct-2014

777

Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD)

Frankfurt Int'l (EDDF / FRA)

10:42PM EDT

11:44AM CEST (+1)

Scheduled

30-Sep-2014

B772/L

Brussels (EBBR / BRU)

Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD)

12:21PM CEST

02:35PM EDT

8:14

29-Sep-2014

B772/L

Chicago O'Hare Intl (KORD)

Brussels (EBBR / BRU)

06:38PM CDT

08:43AM CEST (+1)

7:05

29-Sep-2014

B772/L

Brussels (EBBR / BRU)

Chicago O'Hare Intl (KORD)

11:11AM CEST

12:43PM CDT

8:32

28-Sep-2014

B772/L

Newark Liberty Intl (KEWR)

Brussels (EBBR / BRU)

07:38PM EDT

08:08AM CEST (+1)

6:30

28-Sep-2014

B772/L

Frankfurt Int'l (EDDF / FRA)

Newark Liberty Intl (KEWR)

11:38AM CEST

01:50PM EDT

8:12

27-Sep-2014

B772/Q

Newark Liberty Intl (KEWR)

Frankfurt Int'l (EDDF / FRA)

08:14PM EDT

09:23AM CEST (+1)

7:09

27-Sep-2014

B772/L

Brussels (EBBR / BRU)

Newark Liberty Intl (KEWR)

10:50AM CEST

12:20PM EDT

7:30

26-Sep-2014

B772/L

Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD)

Brussels (EBBR / BRU)

06:11PM EDT

07:10AM CEST (+1)

6:59

26-Sep-2014

B772/L

Frankfurt Int'l (EDDF / FRA)

Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD)

12:45PM CEST

03:12PM EDT

8:27

25-Sep-2014

B772/L

Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD)

Frankfurt Int'l (EDDF / FRA)

05:47PM EDT

06:50AM CEST (+1)

7:03

25-Sep-2014

B772/L

London Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)

Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD)

12:13PM BST

02:56PM EDT

7:43

24-Sep-2014

B772/L

Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD)

London Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)

10:22PM EDT

10:11AM BST (+1)

6:49

23-Sep-2014

B772/L

So Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l (SBGR / GRU)

Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD)

10:09PM BRT

06:10AM EDT (+1)

9:01

22-Sep-2014

B772/L

Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD)

So Paulo-Guarulhos Int'l (SBGR / GRU)

10:18PM EDT

08:25AM BRT (+1)

9:07

22-Sep-2014

B772/L

Frankfurt Int'l (EDDF / FRA)

Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD)

05:55PM CEST

08:18PM EDT

8:23

21-Sep-2014

B772/L

Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD)

Frankfurt Int'l (EDDF / FRA)

10:30PM EDT

11:34AM CEST (+1)

7:04

20-Sep-2014

B772

Brussels (EBBR / BRU)

Washington Dulles Intl (KIAD)

12:32PM CEST

02:36PM EDT

8:04