united air turbulence injures many Mexico

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Terror on United flight: Passengers tell how they were thrown to the ceiling during extreme turbulence that lasted for 20 MINUTES and left 14 injured

  • United flight 1031 encountered severe turbulence while flying about 80 miles east of Cancun, Mexico Tuesday afternoon – near Tropical Storm Cindy 
  • About 160 people were on board the flight from Panama City to Houston
  • When the plane landed, 14 people reported injuries and seven were taken to the hospital 
  • Those hospitalized reported bumps and bruises, neck pain, shortness of breath, chest pain and anxiety 
  • Their current conditions are not known 

Fourteen passengers on board a flight from Panama City to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport were injured on Tuesday when the plane struck severe turbulence.

Those on board United flight 1031 said passengers were tossed around like rag dolls and that one woman was even slammed into the ceiling.

The plane struct turbulence mid-way through the flight, while cruising 80 miles east of Cancun, Mexico around 1:40pm Tuesday – on the outskirts of Tropical Storm Cindy.

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Fourteen people were injured after a United flight from Panama City to Houston, Texas on Tuesday encountered severe turbulence 

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Fourteen people were injured after a United flight from Panama City to Houston, Texas on Tuesday encountered severe turbulence

Seven of the 14 injured were transported to the hospital - some for trauma and others for issues like anxiety, chest pain and shortness of breath 

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Seven of the 14 injured were transported to the hospital – some for trauma and others for issues like anxiety, chest pain and shortness of breath

United flight 1031 came across the turbulence while cruising about 18 miles east of Cancun, Mexico. The plane pictured on the tarmac in Houston on Tuesday above

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United flight 1031 came across the turbulence while cruising about 18 miles east of Cancun, Mexico. The plane pictured on the tarmac in Houston on Tuesday above

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Carlos Padron and his daughter Isa were two of the passengers on the plane. Carlos was left with a scab on his head after banging it during the turbulence.

‘Many people were crying,’ he told ABC 13.

‘Many people, they jumped to the ceiling of the plane,’ his daughter added.

The plane was able to continue on to their final destination of Houston, and landed without incident.

Paramedics met the plane on the ground to assist with the more than a dozen injured passengers.

Of the 160 that were on board, 14 were injured and seven were taken to the hospital.

Isa (left) and Carlos Patron (right) were passengers on the flight. Mr Padron was left with a scar on his forehead after banging his head during the flight 

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Isa (left) and Carlos Patron (right) were passengers on the flight. Mr Padron was left with a scar on his forehead after banging his head during the flight

Those injured included teens, grandparents and a crew member.

Authorities say some of the passengers were taken to the hospital for anxiety, chest pain and shortness of breath, but most simply had minor bumps, bruises and neck pain. There was no word on their conditions.

Following the incident, United issued a statement saying their thoughts and concerns are with the injured.

Those injured included teens, grandparents and a crew member. Above, emergency officials on the ground near the plane on Tuesday 

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Those injured included teens, grandparents and a crew member. Above, emergency officials on the ground near the plane on Tuesday

Following the incident, United issued a statement saying their thoughts and concerns are with the injured

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Following the incident, United issued a statement saying their thoughts and concerns are with the injured

Above, an ambulance on the ground near United flight 1031 on Tuesday  

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Above, an ambulance on the ground near United flight 1031 on Tuesday

The radar picture above shows inclement weather in the area of where the flight encountered turbulence 

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The radar picture above shows inclement weather in the area of where the flight encountered turbulence

‘United flight 1031 experienced turbulence while en 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,’ the statement reads.

The Federal Aviation Administration also confirmed the incident in a statement.

‘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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The “anxiety” should have abated after landing. That is code speak for “lawsuit”.. WAH I’M ANXIOUS!! No you’re not, you’re on the ground!!

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Even on a smooth flight you keep your seat belt on unless you’re going to the lavatory.

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time for 1-800 ASK GARY

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Since there seems to be so much turblence noadays and so many people getting hurt we should blame it on climate change and then ban the airplanes….2 birds with 1 stone.

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They should pass out helmets when you board & a doobie

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Would not have been thrown anywhere if they had their seat belts on as advised! Oh well I suppose the lawyers are circling those injured!!

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I smell a lawsuit or a demand for free travel for life. I really hope the airlines challenges any suits, as you can’t hit a ceiling unless you aren’t wearing your seat belt!

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It kind of blows my mind that after the passengers have boarded and the attendants have told everyone to buckle up and stow their stuff they have to go around and check every passenger then still there are the ones sitting there unbuckled with their sh/t spilling everywhere. What is so hard about following simple instructions.

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There’s a reason they tell you to buckle up ahead of time.

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Some time s the don’t if it is clear air turbulence or CAT stop cells are visible on the storm scope so passengers can be advised in advance but CAT comes out of nowhere

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That’s scary. Passengers need to keep their seatbelts on at all times. Occasionally, turbulence hits suddenly and if you are on your way to the restroom, you might get hurt. But usually, the pilot gives advance warning and you have time to buckle up.

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