'Severe Turbulence' Experienced on Flight From Greece to Philadelphia, 10 Injured

'Severe Turbulence' Experienced on Flight From Greece to Philadelphia, 10 Injured

Ten people were hospitalized on Saturday after an American Airlines flight heading to Philadelphia experienced "severe turbulence" with almost 300 people on board.

At least 10 people were injured by "severe turbulence" on an airplane from Athens, Greece that landed in Philadelphia Saturday afternoon.

Severe turbulence on an American Airlines flight from Athens, Greece to Philadelphia Saturday sent 10 people to the hospital, including seven crew members. "Three passengers and seven crew members were transported to a local hospital for evaluation and later released".

There were 287 passengers and 12 crew members aboard the flight at the time the turbulence took place, WPVI reported. Stay with FOX 29 for updates. It started shaking, then it took a big drop. "There was a little bit of blood and after that they told us it was unexpected turbulence that wasn't on their radar". The seat belt sign was on at the time.

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The airline did not describe the nature of the injuries in the incident, which lasted for about 15 seconds. "Babies screaming, people in front of us hitting the ceiling", Smith said. She said one of the flight attendants had dislocated his shoulder.

According to ProPublica reporter Jessica Huseman, Ehmke's spouse, the turbulence happened just after attendants had handed out drinks, and sent liquid flying so high in the air it pooled in window lights. Then, just as they were approaching the east coast of the United States, the captain asked everyone to fasten their seatbelts and told the flight attendants, who were passing out drinks, to sit down as well.

The flight arrived about 30 minutes ahead of its scheduled 3:45 p.m. landing.

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