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alert-–-united-airlines-boeing-787-is-forced-to-make-emergency-landing-at-upstate-ny-airport-after-‘extreme-turbulence’-injured-22-passengersAlert – United Airlines Boeing 787 is forced to make emergency landing at upstate NY airport after ‘extreme turbulence’ injured 22 passengers

A United Airlines Boeing 787  flight was forced to make an emergency landing at an airport in Upstate New York after ‘extreme turbulence’ injured passengers on board.

The Newark-bound flight from Tel Aviv was diverted to New York Stewart International Airport because of reported ‘extreme turbulence’ on Friday. 

There were 312 passengers on board the Boeing 787 – seven of which were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Another 15 of the passengers were treated on site for injuries sustained during the flight, according to New Windsor EMS. 

Sources have reported that ‘high winds’ were the cause of extreme turbulence that prompted the emergency landing. 

A Newark-bound United Airlines flight made an emergency landing at New York Stewart International Airport on Friday

A Newark-bound United Airlines flight made an emergency landing at New York Stewart International Airport on Friday 

The Boeing 787 flight was diverted due to 'extreme turbulence' with seven passengers being taken to hospital

The Boeing 787 flight was diverted due to ‘extreme turbulence’ with seven passengers being taken to hospital 

New Windsor EMS said the United Airlines flight was making an approach to Newark from Tel Aviv when it experienced high winds at around 6:30 pm, according to News 12 Westchester. 

Passengers on board reportedly complained of nausea and some said they had chest pains due to the turbulence. No severe injuries have been reported.

An FAA statement said, ‘United Airlines Flight 85 landed safely at New York Stewart International Airport around 6:45 p.m. local time on Friday, March 29, after the crew reported a passenger medical emergency. 

‘The Boeing 787 departed from Tel Aviv and was en route to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for additional information.’

This is a developing story, check back for more information. 

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