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United Airlines Shannon Airport Emergency Landing: 16 in hospital

A Boeing 767-300 hit some serious transatlantic turbulence and had to be diverted to Shannon airport located in County Clare for an emergency landing. Two crew members and ten passengers were transported to the hospital from the airport a bit before 06:00 BST. Everyone with the exception of one flight attendant had been discharged.

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The flight from United Airlines was on its way to London Heathrow from Houston, Texas when it had to be diverted to the Shannon airport. A passenger that was onboard during the flight recalled how it felt like they were about to crash. He described a feeling of the plane being slammed into mid-air; like the plane was made of paper and it hit a solid element. Babies and people hit the ceiling and people screamed form all directions.
All passengers were instructed to get out of their seats and move to the floor. The captain guessed that unforeseen weather conditions caused the turbulence. The twelve injured parties were moved to University Hospital Limerick after the plane could be landed. Some of the injuries included minor head injuries, cuts and bruises. Eleven out of the twelve patients were discharged again by 10:30 while one was still being assessed. The airline and hospital staff worked in conjunction with one another to see the passengers resume their trip home.
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Image Source: Shannonairportcab.com

The Causes of Turbulence 
The Federal Aviation Administration says that turbulence can be caused by an array of conditions including invisible air movement, pressure in the atmosphere, jet streams, the air that surrounds mountains, warm and cold weather fronts as well as thunderstorms.
Turbulence in-air is the biggest cause of injury to passengers on planes says the FAA and an average of 58 people get hurt during turbulent flights every year when they are not wearing their seatbelts. Most turbulence caused accidents happen at around 30 000 feet or 9144 meters and higher up. There were a total of 207 passengers and 13 members of the crew on the plane and they were scheduled to land at the Heathrow airport at 06:55 BST.
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Image Source: Telegraph.co.uk

The airline confirmed the emergency landing at Shannon airport and that the injured was taken to hospital by awaiting med personnel. They also stated that they were providing support and care to the crew and also the customers of flight UA-880. Those who were not injured were transported by a different plane back to Heathrow.

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