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United Airlines flight forced to land at Colorado airport

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A United Airlines flight has been diverted to a Colorado airport due to turbulence and a flight attendant has been transported to a hospital.

The Gazette reports Flight 6171 from Salt Lake City to Houston was forced to land at the Colorado Springs Airport around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday.

An official at the airport 80 miles (129 kilometers) south of Denver did not provide details of the flight attendant’s injuries, but said they are not believed to be life-threatening.

A second flight attendant and a passenger refused medical treatment. The nature of their injuries was not reported.

The official says the plane that departed Salt Lake City around 7 a.m. was scheduled to leave Colorado Springs and continue to Houston around 11 a.m.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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