Turbulence on United Airlines Flight Injured Passengers
The twin engine Boeing 777 carried 255 passengers and a crew of 10. Scheduled to leave Dulles International Airport at 5:25 p.m., Flight 967 landed in Denver about 7:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.
According to reports from the Denver Health Medical Center, most of the injuries were not severe. Twenty-one patients were already transported to five area hospitals.
“Most of the injuries appeared to be moderate head, neck and back injuries,” said Dee Martinez, spokesperson for trauma center Denver Health. “At this time, paramedics are staying with passengers still to monitor and make sure everything is okay.”
It was not known what caused the turbulence or whether it was associated with thunderstorms, which are typical over the Plains states at this time of year.