Several injured by turbulence on American Airlines flight to Miami

Two flight attendants were hospitalized Tuesday and a handful of passengers treated for minor injuries after turbulence slammed into an American Airlines flight bound for Miami International Airport.

The Boeing 757 with 185-passengers onboard took off from Aruba for Miami at around 3:30 p.m., said American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said.

Some 30 minutes from Miami, Flight 1780 experienced 15 seconds of severe turbulence. The jolting ride threw around the flight attendants and passengers.

The plane finally landed safely at 6:06 p.m. at MIA, where Miami-Dade Fire Rescue workers were waiting, Miller said.

The passengers were treated at the gate, and the two flight attendants were taken to local hospitals.

The Miami Herald Reports.


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