Passenger: Turbulence on United flight causes woman to crack ceiling with head

Originally posted on WQAD.com:

(CNN) — In a split second and without warning, the plane began shaking violently in the sky.

Passengers panicked and screamed. One woman called out for her baby.

Another, they said, hit the ceiling so hard that she cracked the panel above her head.

United Airlines Flight 1676, carrying 114 passengers and five crew members, was headed from Denver to Billings, Montana.

Just as it was about to land, turbulence struck. The plane started convulsing.

“There was a lot of screaming, a lot of hollering,” Bill Dahlin told CNN affiliate KTVQ.

Three crew members and two passengers were taken to local hospitals.

All were treated and released except one flight attendant, the airline said.

Dahlin said the turbulence apparently took the flight crew by surprise.

“I think they were trying to assess things themselves, so they really didn’t offer any explanation because of what happened so quickly,” he told KTVQ.

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