May 25, 2010 / 9:25 PM / 7 years ago

United flight diverted after turbulence, 10 hurt

<p>A United Airlines jet is seen at Trudeau airport after it was diverted to Montreal when it encountered severe turbulence over the Atlantic Ocean. May 25, 2010. REUTERS/Shaun Best</p>

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A United Airlines jet was diverted to Montreal on Tuesday after 10 people on board were injured by severe turbulence over the Atlantic Ocean, airport and airline officials said.

The airline said a crew member and nine passengers needed immediate medical treatment. The jet had been en route to Los Angeles from London’s Heathrow airport.

According to United’s website, the flight operates using a Boeing 777 airliner.

Reporting by David Ljunggren in Ottawa and Kyle Peterson in Chicago; editing by Peter Galloway

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