Fourteen passengers and two crew members have been taken to hospital after a transatlantic jet encountered turbulence over the Atlantic this morning. United Airlines flight UA-880 made an emergency landing at Shannon shortly before 6am. The Boeing 767-300 jet, with over 207 passengers and crew of 13 on board, was about 500 kilometres south west of Ireland at the time. The jet landed safely and was met at the terminal by ambulance paramedics. A total of 14 passengers and two cabin crew staff have been taken to hospital with minor injuries. The airline has confirmed that it is providing care and support to customers and crew. A spokesman confirmed that the aircraft "experienced severe and unexpected turbulence". "Fourteen customers and two flight attendants have been taken to a local hospital. We wish these passengers and crew a quick recovery from their injuries," the spokesman added. Passengers have been taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.