12 injured when flight hits turbulence

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HOUSTON — Twelve people suffered minor injuries aboard a United Airlines flight when it encountered turbulence over Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Wednesday, officials said.

“All 12 patients will be transported to area hospitals as a precautionary measure,” according to Houston Fire Department spokesman Erica Duckworth, who said there were no serious injuries.

United Flight 1727 had been flying from Tampa, Florida, to Houston with 52 passengers on board when the incident occurred, which prompted medical crews to meet the airplane when it landed at 7:30 a.m. CT (8:30 a.m. ET).

Credit: CNN.