United Arilines plane experienced an unexpected turbulence on Wednesday morning that left 16 people injured.
The plane en route from Houston to Heathroe was diverted to Shannon Airport due to medical situation and some unexpected turbulence.
The plane landed at 5.55am and 14 passengers and two crew members were treated at the airport and brought by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick.
United Airlines issued a statement saying the diversion was due to severe turbulence.
“United Airlines is providing care and support to customers and crew of flight UA-880 which experienced severe and unexpected turbulence during a flight from Houston to London Heathrow today,” the airlines said.