Passengers injured in Shannon airport emergency landing

31st Aug 2016
Passengers injured in Shannon airport emergency landing

Fourteen people were injured following severe turbulence which forced a transatlantic flight to make an emergency landing in Ireland.

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

The US carrier said in a statement: “United Airlines is providing care and support to customers and crew of flight UA-880 which experienced severe and unexpected turbulence during a flight from Houston to London Heathrow today.

“The aircraft diverted to Shannon Airport in Ireland where it was met by medical personnel.

“Fourteen customers and two flight attendants have been taken to a local hospital.


“We wish these passengers and crew a quick recovery from their injuries.”

The Boeing 767-300 had 207 passengers and 13 crew members on board.


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