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Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 07/21/2010

NTSB investigating diverted Dulles plane

By Washington Post editors

The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into what caused a United Airlines jetliner that departed from Dulles International Airport to experience severe turbulence, according to a federal spokesman.

Les Dorr, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said Wednesday that the NTSB had opened the inquiry regarding Flight 967, which was headed to Los Angeles but diverted to Denver after experience turbulence over Kansas. The turbulence caused injuries to more than 25 passengers and crewmembers.

Bridget Serchak, a spokeswoman for NTSB, confirmed the investigation but added: "We don't have any information at this time."

-- Ovetta Wiggins

By Washington Post editors  | July 21, 2010; 10:18 AM ET
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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