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Sudden, severe turbulence injures 5

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The flight from Denver hit turbulence as it descended in Billings. (Source: KTVQ/CNN) The flight from Denver hit turbulence as it descended in Billings. (Source: KTVQ/CNN)
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BILLINGS, MT (KTVQ/CNN) - Three crew members and two passengers were injured when a United Airlines flight encountered severe turbulence Monday.

The flight from Denver hit turbulence as it descended in Billings with 114 passengers on board.

Passenger Bill Dahlin said that one woman hit the ceiling so hard, the ceiling cracked.

"There was a lot of screaming and a lot of hollering and things like that going on," he said. "I think they were somewhat panicked. I think they were trying to assess things themselves, so they just didn't really offer any explanation because of what happened so quickly. And then I think they were just holding their tongue, basically, to figure out what happened."

He also said he thinks the crew was just as surprised by the sudden turbulence as the passengers were.

All were treated and released except one flight attendant.

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