The plane operated by United Airlines was forced to make an emergency landing at an airport in Upstate New York on Friday.

According to the Emergency Response Team in the New Windsor area, 7 of the 312 passengers on board were hospitalized upon arrival, while 15 others were treated at the scene for injuries sustained during the flight.

TurbulenceThe plane was reportedly caught in "high winds" on approach to Newark Liberty International Airport in the US and had to cancel its landing at the airport.

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The plane, which took off from Tel Aviv, Israel, was diverted to Stewart International Airport in New York, USA.

Some people on board complained of nausea and chest pains due to turbulence, while some passengers were thrown out of their seats because they were not wearing seat belts.


United Airlines confirmed the incident in a statement to aviation news source Simple Flying late Friday:

"On Friday, United Flight 85 landed at Stewart International Airport (SWF) after high winds were reported in Newark. One passenger deplaned due to a medical event and several other passengers were checked by medical staff for possible motion sickness. The aircraft refueled the flight and continued on to Newark tonight." 

The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation into United Airlines' back-to-back problems.

Editor: John Wickey