United Airlines Flight Attendant Seriously Injured by Severe Turbulence- UPDATE

United Airlines Boeing 737

United Airlines Boeing 737-700

A United Airlines flight attendant was seriously injured and two other attendants also injured forcing the plane to divert to Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH) in Louisiana Tuesday night.

United Flight 1632, a Boeing 737-700, took off from Houston Bush Intercontinental (IAH) at 8:08 PM originally bound for New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) when the aircraft hit severe turbulence as it was crossing in to the Gulf of Mexico.

According to reports, the three flight attendants hit the ceiling during the incident causing serious injuries to one and minor injuries to the other two according to the FAA.

The flight made a safe landing and there were no other reported injuries.

The injured were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

There is no update on their condition.

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Image: Flickr [skinnylawyer]

Comments

  1. Kenneth Holland says

    UPDATE – June 13, 2012 – 4:20 PM EDT:

    One flight attendant remains hospitalized while the other 2 have been released from the hospital.

    The flight attendants is in serious condition, still in the hospital and being treated for significant injuries. The other two flight attendants are expected to be okay.

    A passengers was quoted as saying:

    “I heard both the pilot and a flight attendant say that they had been flying for 20 or 30 years and had never seen anything like what they had saw today.”

    There were 88 passengers on the flight.

  2. MAUREE says

    When will CAT ever be accurately, detected by those so knowledgeable?
    Flt ATTENDANTS please return to work only when you feel well enough.
    Use your benefits, Believe me OLD INJURIES come back to haunt!!!!

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