High winds, turbulence force Tel Aviv flight to New Jersey to be diverted to New York state

High winds and turbulence forced a United Airlines flight from Israel to be diverted Friday from its destination of Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey to Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, New York, authorities say.

Approximately 200 passengers were onboard, Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus says in a statement. Some passengers were taken to local hospitals for evaluation, while the rest were brought to Newark.

None of the passengers had serious injuries, Neuhaus says.

The flight originated in Tel Aviv, ABC 7 New York reports. Stewart airport is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) north of New York City.

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