May 25, 2010
Abram I. Bohrer

Ten passengers aboard a United Airlines Boeing 777 en route from London to Los Angeles were injured after the airliner encountered severe turbulence over the Atlantic Ocean

Flight 935 carrying three pilots, 12 flight attendants and 196 passengers diverted to Montreal, Quebec where the injured people — nine passengers and a crew member — were taken to an area hospital.

An airline spokesperson said that the jet was to be inspected for possible damage.

People often ask whether the airline can be held accountable for injuries caused by turbulence. The answer is yes, particularly in an international flight, where the passengers’ rights are governed by the Montreal Convention. Attorney Abram Bohrer has represented numerous passengers injured during the course of international flights. For more information about the rights of passengers injured during turbulence, see /our-practice/turbulence