Severe Turbulence Injures 7, Forces Plane To Make Emergency Landing

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Severe turbulence injured seven people on board an American airlines flight from Miami to Milan.

The plane was forced to diverted and make an emergency landing in Newfoundland, Canada.

Flight 206 carrying 192 passengers and 11 crew made the emergency landing at St. John’s airport at 9:46pm on Sunday.

The LA Times reports:

American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein said three flight attendants and four passengers were transported to a hospital for further evaluation. He said none of the injuries are life-threatening.

The seat belt light was on when the Boeing 767 carrying 192 passengers and 11 crew members encountered turbulence.

At least four ambulances and a firetruck were seen on the tarmac in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Paramedics rushed toward the plane with stretchers and what appeared to be a backboard.

An hour after the plane landed, one ambulance remained.

Feinstein said they are working on next steps to get the uninjured passengers to Milan.

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