United Airlines Turbulence over Kansas
What: United Airlines Boeing 777-200 en route from Washington to Los Angeles,CA
When: Jul 20th 2010
Who: 255 passengers and 10 crew
Why: While en route over Kansas, the flight encountered severe turbulence which caused a number of injuries. The flight diverted to Denver Colorado where they made a safe landing and were met by emergency services. 21 passengers and 4 crew were hospitalized with one head injury, one broken leg plus assorted less serious injuries. The interior of the plane incurred minor damage.
A replacement flight was provided within four hours.