Monday morning turbulence on a United Airlines flight sent at least five people to the hospital. United Airlines flight 128 landed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport at around 5:30 a.m. local time. The flight was traveling to Houston Texas from Río de Janeiro. Though at some point during the flight the plane was met with unexpected turbulence.
A statement from the airport authorities to CNN said,
“United flight 128 encountered unexpected turbulence while en route to Houston. Upon arrival, two passengers and three crew members were met by medical personnel and taken to a local hospital with minor injuries…we’re grateful to our crew for their efforts to ensure the safety of our employees and customers.”
This incident comes only one day after severe turbulence on a Hawaiian Airlines flight led to at least 36 on Hawaiian Airlines Flight 35 being injured and 20 having to go to the emergency room.