10 People Injured By Turbulence On United Airlines Flight

Eight passengers and two flight attendants were injured when flight 1028 from Los Angeles to Chicago O’Hare encountered turbulence and was diverted to Denver.

No one seems to know how the people were injured, but they were taken to a Denver area hospital for treatment. The airplane was checked out at Denver and then continued on.

“We don’t have their conditions at this time,” said United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy. “We’ll be conducting a complete investigation. We currently don’t have details about exactly what happened.”

United’s maintenance employees reviewed the Boeing 757, and “everything checked out okay,” McCarthy said. After getting a new crew, the plane left to continue onto Chicago at 5:44 a.m. this morning. It arrived in Chicago at 9:40 a.m.

10 hurt on turbulent United flight [Denver Post]
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