Three on United flight to Washington hospitalized after turbulence

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 11, 2015 8:05 PM

(Reuters) - A passenger and two flight attendants on a United Airlines flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico, were transported to a hospital on Saturday after the plane encountered turbulence during its approach to Washington Dulles International Airport, officials said.

The three people were taken to Reston Hospital Center in Virginia after disembarking from the plane, said Jonathan Freye, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

A United Airlines [UALCO.UL] spokeswoman said in a statement that Flight 1597 from San Juan to Washington encountered turbulence shortly before landing.

"The aircraft was met by local medical authorities and one passenger and two flight attendants were transported to an area hospital for further evaluation," said the statement from United Airlines, which provided no further details.

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(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by David Gregorio)