12 injured in U.S plane emergency landing

At least 12 people, including three children, have been injured on a transatlantic flight after it encountered “severe and unexpected turbulence.”

The incident prompted the United Airlines flight to make an emergency landing in the Republic of Ireland, the BBC reports.

10 passengers and two crew members were taken to hospital from Shannon Airport shortly before 06:00 BST.

All have now been discharged with the exception of one flight attendant.

The United Airlines flight was travelling from Houston, Texas, to London Heathrow when it diverted to the airport in County Clare.

The injured were taken to University Hospital, Limerick, with cuts, bruises and minor head injuries.

“As of 10:30, one patient was still being assessed and the remaining 11 were discharged,” said the hospital.

 

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