At least 10 passengers injured during United flight into Houston, officials say

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HOUSTON — Up to 15 passengers were injured Tuesday afternoon due to major turbulence on an United Airlines flight from Panama City, Panama.

The Houston Fire Department responded around 1:40 p.m. after 10 to 15 travels off boarded United flight 1031 with various injuries. Officials confirmed three passengers were hospitalized, but no word on there conditions.

According to Houston Airport System officials, no other airport operations were impacted.

United Airlines issued a statement that read in part:

“United flight 1031 experienced turbulence while in route from Panama City, Panama to Houston. Paramedics met the aircraft to provide medical care and initial reports are that nine customers and one crew member were transported to the hospital for evaluation. Our thoughts and concerns are with those who were injured and our team is reaching out directly to our customers to provide further care and support.