Multiple Passengers Hospitalized After United Flight Diverted – American Faith

Officials said at least six people on a United Airlines flight headed to New Jersey were hospitalized when the plane was diverted over the weekend to an upstate New York airport because of high winds and a sick passenger.

Report from Fox News:

United Airlines flight 85 landed safely at New York Stewart International Airport in New Windsor around 6:45 p.m. after high winds were reported at Newark Liberty International Airport, a United statement to Fox News Digital stated. 

The plane originally departed from Tel Aviv, Israel, the Federal Aviation Administration told Fox News Digital. 

Twenty-five EMTs and paramedics responded to the New Windsor airport after the plane experienced turbulence, New Windsor EMS said in a social media post. 

However, a United spokesperson told Fox News Digital that there was no “extreme turbulence.”

“One passenger deplaned due to a medical incident, and a few other customers were seen by medical personnel for possible motion sickness,” United said. “The flight refueled and continued to Newark tonight.”

Of the 310 passengers and crew on board, some were treated for minor ailments and six were taken to local hospitals. 

The FAA is investigating the incident. 

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