United flight hits severe turbulence, injures 30

united-airlinesDENVER (AP) — A fire official says a United Airlines jetliner was diverted to Denver after experiencing “significant turbulence,” injuring about 30 people onboard, one seriously.

The flight originated in Washington, D.C., and was headed to Los Angeles.

Denver Fire Department spokesman Eric Tade says the plane was able to land safely at Denver International Airport, where medical crews met the flight. He says several people were treated at the scene.

United Airlines spokeswoman Megan McCarthy says 25 people were taken to hospitals. She didn’t know the extent of the injuries.

McCarthy says Flight 967 was carrying 255 passengers and 10 crew members. She says the crew decided to be safe and land in Denver to tend to the injured.

McCarthy says several United is working to find flights for the uninjured passengers.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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