EMERGENCY Seven passengers hospitalized after United Airlines #UA1031 experienced severe turbulences

A turbulent flight from Panama to Houston resulted in seven passengers being hospitalized Tuesday afternoon.

The Houston Fire Department met United Airlines Flight 1031 on the runway at George Bush Intercontinental Airport around 1340, Senior Captain Ruy Lozano said.

Some passengers had minor head and neck injuries, Lozano said.

The flight experienced turbulence in Mexican airspace about 80 miles east of Cancún, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

In a statement, the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that the flight hit severe turbulence: “United Flight 1031, a Boeing 737, reported encountering severe turbulence in Mexican airspace, about 80 miles east of Cancun. The aircraft landed safely at George Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport just after 2:30 p.m,” the statement said.

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