April 4th, 2012
09:46 AM ET

Several reported injured after flight hits turbulence

Several people were reported injured on a United Airlines flight that encountered turbulence over Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Wednesday, said Lynn Lunsford of the Federal Aviation Administration.

United Flight 1727 was flying from Tampa, Florida, to Houston, Texas, he said.

The pilot said there were several injuries, Lunsford said. Medical crews were tending to the injured after the plane landed safely.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. saywhat

    Its a relief to hear that the plane landed safely.May those injured recover.

    April 4, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Superman

    Like ping pong balls in a metal box! This is the flight of there lifes! Hope all make a full recovery

    April 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    I hope everyone recovers quickly.

    This is not unexpected, since it was the same storm system that hit Dallas....

    April 4, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. common sense

    I hate flying to dallas, I always encounter bad turbulence everytime..

    April 4, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Passenger

    I was on that flight. It was my first time flying alone and it was the scariest moment of my life. I've flown through turbulence before, but never have its been so bad where bags were flying through the air. I was in the window seat, my bag ended up in the aisle 2 rows behind me...

    April 5, 2012 at 4:07 am | Report abuse |