Scary Ride for Passengers Onboard United Airlines Flight From Newark to Dublin

Ambulances were called to help passengers after experiencing severe turbulence.
1:32 | 10/21/13

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to the white knuckle moment on a united airlines flight hitting turbulence so powerful some of the passengers were injured. Here is abc's david kerley. Reporter: A frightening finish to a flight. United 23, we hit a pretty bad downdraft and we have some passengers hurt so we need some ambulance to meet the flight. Reporter: From newark to dublin, ireland, the flight was rocked by turbulence. United 23, do you recon one or more ambulances needed? It might be a couple ambulances. Reporter: We've seen the pictures from nasa and passengers of the strog jostling that tossed people all around the cabin, this from a jet blue flight over new york last year. United 23 into dublin dipped dramatically in that unstable air creating a negative geo effect. The aircraft it is designed to take the stress. The real danger is not what happens to the airline but people who are not belted in that aircraft. Reporter: On average 58 people are hurt during each year from turbulence because they're not strapped in. Reporter: One passenger was taken to the hospital, treated and released. 7 other passengers were treated at the airport. United says its safety crew will review the bumpy ride. Tonight we're learning more about the investigation

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