16 in hospital after plane makes emergency landing due to turbulence

Fourteen passengers and two flight crew have been treated in hospital in Ireland after a transatlantic flight was forced to make an emergency landing.

The plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Wednesday. Picture: PA

Aviation officials said the United Airlines flight from Houston, Texas in the US to London Heathrow had to be diverted to Shannon Airport after hitting severe turbulence. The plane landed safely at 5.55am and ambulance crews were on the runway to meet the flight.

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The injured people were taken to hospital in Limerick.