Severe Turbulence Injures 16 People Onboard a United Flight Between Los Angeles and Newark

by Anthony Losanno
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Sixteen people were injured when United Airlines flight UA1890 hit severe turbulence on Saturday. The flight was traveling from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) when the Boeing 777-200 hit rough air in the New York area.


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While 16 people sustained injuries, three flight attendants and two passengers required more medical attention and were transferred to a local hospital. Paddle Your Own Kanoo shared a statement from United Airlines. It reads:

United flight 1890 from Los Angeles experienced unexpected turbulence on its descent into Newark. After landing normally, the flight was met by medical personnel and three flight attendants and two passengers were transported to University Hospital. We’re grateful to our crew for their efforts to ensure the safety of our customers.”

Turbulence and clear-air turbulence in particular are on the rise. Clear-air turbulence “is the turbulent movement of air masses in the absence of any visual clues, such as clouds, and is caused when bodies of air moving at widely different speeds meet.” It can come without warning and cause severe jolts to an aircraft. It’s imperative that passengers wear their seatbelts and stay seated to remain safe throughout the flight.

Anthony’s Take: I’ve personally felt more turbulence on recent flights and make sure to stay buckled up. It only takes a moment and injuries can be severe.

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1 comment

Patrick February 13, 2024 - 8:33 am

I personally have not noticed any change in turbulence. Pretty much smooth sailing for all of my flights.


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