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Flight attendants injured on flight from Newark

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Several people were reportedly hurt when a plane that had taken off from Newark Liberty International Airport experienced severe turbulence.(MyFoxNY) Several people were reportedly hurt when a plane that had taken off from Newark Liberty International Airport experienced severe turbulence.(MyFoxNY)
NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) - Several flight attendants were hurt when a plane that had taken off from Newark Liberty International Airport experienced severe turbulence about 45 minutes into the flight.

The United Airlines Flight 89 returned to the airport on Thursday afternoon.

five flight attendants complained of injuries but most appeared to be bumps and bruises.  Three of them were taken to University Hospital and the other two were taken to Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth.

United issued a statement saying that there were 189 passengers and 16 crew members on the plane.

United Flight 89 was headed to Beijing, China.  The Port Authority says there was no interruption to airport operations due to the emergency return by the plane.

United Airlines says it has a team in Newark to review the event.
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