Emergency landing at Shannon airport

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By BBC

Sixteen people have been taken to hospital after transatlantic turbulence prompted a United Airlines flight to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport in the Republic of Ireland.

Fourteen passengers and two crew members were taken to hospital about 06:00 BST.

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The flight was travelling from Houston, Texas, to Heathrow.

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It came after “unexpected turbulence “, according to the airline.

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“The aircraft diverted to Shannon Airport in Ireland where it was met by medical personnel.

“We wish these passengers and crew a quick recovery from their injuries.

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“United Airlines is providing care and support to customers and crew of flight UA-880 which experienced severe and unexpected turbulence during a flight from Houston to London Heathrow today,” the airlines said.

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