updated 5/10/2009 11:12:53 AM ET 2009-05-10T15:12:53

German airline Lufthansa says 14 people were slightly injured when a plane flying to Portugal encountered turbulence over the Alps.

  1. Don't miss these Travel stories
    1. Lords of the gourd compete for Punkin Chunkin honors

      With teams using more than 100 unique apparatuses to launch globular projectiles a half-mile or more, the 27th annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin event is our pick as November’s Weird Festival of the Month.

    2. Airports, airlines work hard to return your lost items
    3. Expert: Tourist hordes threaten Sistine Chapel's art
    4. MGM Grand wants Las Vegas guests to Stay Well
    5. Report: Airlines collecting $36.1B in fees this year

Lufthansa says the incident involving an Airbus A321 from Munich to Lisbon occurred Saturday evening.

Airline spokeswoman Claudia Lange said Sunday the pilot decided to make an unscheduled landing in Geneva so the injured — 12 passengers and two crew members — could be treated.

Lange did not immediately have details of the injuries. She says four people were admitted to a hospital for observation as a precaution and the rest were treated at Geneva airport.

The plane was carrying 147 passengers and six crew members. Most of them continued to Lisbon overnight on a replacement aircraft.

© 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments