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

United flight diverted after turbulence, 10 hurt

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.

<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>

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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