HOUSTON - As many as a dozen passengers were injured when their United Airlines flight from Tampa International Airport to Houston was hit by turbulence over Louisiana Wednesday morning, according to ABC affiliate KTRK.
Flight # 1727 left TIA around 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time, and landed at Bush Intercontinental Airport just after 7:00 a.m. Central Time.
All 151 passengers safely disembarked. According to the report, the injured passengers suffered only minor injuries, but were taken to a hospital as a precaution.
Turbulence is caused by strong updrafts and downdrafts, typically from thunderstorms that can cause an aircraft to suddenly change altitude.
CNN reports that the National Transportation Safety Board has not yet decided whether to investigate.
Previously, the NTSB has made recommendations over pilot-induced turbulence, or aircraft oscillations caused by pilot decisions
It was not immediately clear if that might be the case in this incident.
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