TODAY   |  January 17, 2014

Severe turbulence injures 5 flight attendants

A pilot was forced to return to Newark Airport after “severe turbulence” injured five flight attendants about 45 minutes into the flight. No passengers were hurt.

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>>> some terrifying moments thursday for united airlines passengers on a flight to beijing. the pilot was forced to return to the airport after hitting severe turbulence and injured five flight attendants . passengers were rattled but uninjured.

>> it was really fast. we lost a little bit of altitude and the plane went side to side. it was nerve-wracking.

>> the flight attendant suffered minor injuries. united offered passengers hotels for the night and arranged for a new flight this