7 injured after United flight to Newark experiences turbulence

Seven people were injured, none seriously, after a United Airlines plane heading to a New York area airport encountered high winds and turbulence, officials said.

United Airlines Flight 85 from Tel Aviv landed at New York’s Stewart International Airport rather than Newark, New Jersey, at 6:45 p.m., a New York Port Authority officer said and from New Jersey.

Seven people were transported to local hospitals, said Michael Bigg, chief of operations for New Windsor EMS. None of the injuries are serious, but people want to be checked out, he said.

Complaints included nausea, motion sickness and chest pain from turbulence, Bigg said. There were 319 people on board the Boeing 787, he said.

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“I want to thank all first responders for their quick, efficient and professional action,” Orange County, New York Executive Steven M. Neuhaus said in a statement. “Their collaborative efforts on this Good Friday evening helped alleviate the stress and difficulty of a difficult situation.”

The plane refueled and continued to Newark Liberty International Airport, where he was initially headed, United Airlines said.

New York Stewart International Airport is located in New Windsor, approximately 60 miles north of Newark Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it would investigate the incident.

This story was originally published on NBCNews.com.

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