At least 25 people were injured when a United Airlines flight from Washington, D.C. to LAX hit turbulence and reportedly dropped precipitously. According to televised reports passengers said that some aboard the wide-body jet literally hit the roof when the plane hit rough air over Kansas.
"There were storms in the area," United spokeswoman Jean Medina told Reuters.
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Flight 967 was diverted to Denver, where it landed at 7 p.m. and injured passengers subsequently received medical treatment. The Boeing 777 carried 255 passengers and 10 crew members, according to Reuters.