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Turbulence forces United flight to land in Colorado Springs, flight attendant taken to hospital

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Posted at 5:35 AM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 07:35:18-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A United Airlines flight was diverted to a Colorado airport Wednesday due to turbulence and a flight attendant was transported to a hospital.

The Gazette reports Flight 6171 from Salt Lake City to Houston was forced to land at the Colorado Springs Airport around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday.

An official at the airport 80 miles south of Denver did not provide details of the flight attendant's injuries, but said they are not believed to be life-threatening.

A second flight attendant and a passenger refused medical treatment. The nature of their injuries was not reported.

The official says the plane that departed Salt Lake City around 7 a.m. was scheduled to leave Colorado Springs and continue to Houston around 11 a.m.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com