Plane Headed To IAH Hits Air Pocket Causing Passenger Injuries

Several passengers were injured on a flight that experienced turbulence this afternoon, before landing at George Bush Intercontinental Airport around 3 p.m.

Captain Ruy Lozano with the Houston Fire Department says nearly a dozen passengers were hurt before Compass Airlines 5762 landed.

"We had 11 people on flight 5762 claiming sickness — just generalized feeling sick. But they all came about after the plane had hit a pocket, an air pocket. At about 15:30, the entire, the plane had already landed, and two people were transported to a nearby hospital. All these claims were just generally feeling sick."

Captain Lozano says the extent of the injuries of those transported to a hospital is not known.


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Ed Mayberry

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Ed Mayberry has worked in radio since 1971, with many of those years spent on the rock 'n' roll disc jockey side of the business...