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United Airlines Turbulence on Way to Houston Injures 10

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A passenger is taken from United Flight 1031. (Screengrab via CBS)

By    |   Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 11:10 AM

United Airlines cited severe turbulence enroute for Flight 1031's dramatic landing in Houston that brought ambulances and paramedics running to help 10 injured passengers.

The Boeing 737-800 coming from Panama ran into turbulence on Tuesday 80 miles east of Cancun, Mexico, said Reuters.

After landing at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport in the early afternoon, the flight was met by paramedics who checked out all the passengers and sent nine of them, along with a crew member, to a hospital for evaluation.

United Airlines told Business Insider it's thoughts and concerns were with those who were injured, adding that it's team was reaching out directly to customers to provide further care and support.

It was the latest of reported incidents that have seen passengers and crew members sustain severe turbulence-related injuries.

Earlier this year, at least 27 people were injured on an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok when their Boeing 777 hit an air pocket, reported Reuters.

In August last year, severe turbulence rocked a Houston-to-London flight over the Atlantic, forcing the pilots to make an emergency landing in Ireland and sending 12 people to a hospital, reported CNN.

In April, the Federal Aviation Administration released statistics listing injuries sustained by passengers and crew members during turbulence.

They showed a dramatic spike since 2011, when 29 were injured, to 2016 when 44 were reported injured.

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