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United flight hits turbulence, injuring 30

DENVER (AP) - A fire official says a United Airlines jetliner was diverted to Denver after experiencing "significant turbulence," injuring about 30 people onboard, one seriously.

The flight originated in Washington, D.C., and was headed to Los Angeles.

Denver Fire Department spokesman Eric Tade says the plane was able to land safely at Denver International Airport, where medical crews met the flight. He says one person was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, while others were being treated at the scene.

Denver Health spokeswoman Dee Martinez confirmed that some patients were headed to the hospital but didn't know how many.

United Airlines spokeswoman Megan McCarthy says Flight 967 was carrying 255 passengers and 10 crew members. She says the crew decided to be safe and land in Denver to tend to the injured.

McCarthy says United is working to find flights for the uninjured passengers.

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