Saturday 17 March 2018

Eight hurt as turbulence hits New York flight

Press Association

One passenger was taken to hospital and several others injured after a transatlantic flight hit severe turbulence before landing in Dublin.

United Airlines said the person needing hospital treatment on touchdown has since been released while seven others sustained minor injuries during the mid-air incident yesterday.

The carrier has launched an internal investigation.

There were 129 passengers and eight crew on the Boeing 757 flight from New York to Dublin when it ran into difficulties during its descent.

A spokeswoman for United said the seatbelt sign was illuminated during the "severe turbulence" on flight UA23. The aircraft later landed safely at Dublin Airport, where emergency services were scrambled.

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