Passenger taken to hospital after severe turbulence on Newark-Dublin flight

Monday 21 October 2013 09.11
United Airlines says a review into what happened is being conducted
United Airlines says a review into what happened is being conducted

United Airlines has confirmed one person was taken to hospital after a flight from New York to Dublin encountered severe turbulence during the plane's descent.

The Boeing-757 with 129 passengers and eight crew on board landed safely at Dublin Airport.

The flight was met by medical personnel and United Airlines customer service staff.

The airline said the seatbelt sign was illuminated during the period of turbulence on flight UA23 from Newark to Dublin earlier today.

One person was taken to hospital for medical attention and has since been discharged.

Seven other passengers sustained minor injuries but did not need to go to hospital.

They were checked by medical personnel at the airport.

United Airlines says the safety of its customers and crew is its highest priority.

The company is conducting a review into what happened.

A Dublin Airport Authority spokesperson confirmed that emergency services did attend and there were no issues with the plane on the runway.