Up to 15 passengers injured on United flight

HOUSTON - Turbulence is blamed for many as 15 injuries on a United flight to Houston Tuesday. At least three passengers have been taken to area hospitals, according to the City of Houston.

Emergency crews were waiting when Flight 1031 landed at Bush Tuesday afternoon.

The flight originated in Panama City, Panama.

United released the following statement:

"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."

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