DENVER. A wide-body United Airlines jet shaken by severe turbulence was diverted late Tuesday to Denver International Airport with at least 25 people injured on board, officials said.


United Flight 967 hit the turbulence over Kansas after taking off from Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, D.C., en route to Los Angeles, Federal Aviation Administration and airline officials said.


“There were storms in the area,” United spokeswoman Jean Medina told Reuters.


Medina said 255 passengers and 10 crew members were on board the plane, a twin-engine Boeing 777.

The plane was not damaged by the turbulence, officials said.