Four injured on turbulent flight to Utah

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Four injured on turbulent flight to Utah

Four people were injured after a Southwest flight encountered turbulence over Utah on Friday, officials said.

Four were hospitalized, said Nancy Volmer of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports.

Southwest Airlines said in a statement that three flight attendants and a passenger were treated for minor injuries after flight 1753 touched down without incident at Salt Lake City International Airport.

The afternoon flight had departed from Chicago Midway International Airport, the airline said.

“Fasten seat belt signage was illuminated when the aircraft encountered the turbulence,” Southwest said.

The airline described the disturbance as “moderate turbulence.”

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Dennis Romero writes for NBC News and is based in Los Angeles.

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