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(HOUSTON) — Several passengers onboard a United Airlines flight were injured Wednesday when the plane hit a patch of severe turbulence.

United flight 1727 took off from Tampa, Fla., Wednesday morning, headed for Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. As the plane passed over Lake Charles, La., pilots reported turbulence so bad that five passengers and two crew members suffered injuries. Three people had to be hospitalized.

All of the injuries are believed to have been minor, ABC News affiliate KTRK reported.

The plane, a Boeing 737, was carrying 145 passengers and six crew members at the time of the incident, according to KTRK.

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