American Airlines: 7 hospitalized after severe turbulence aboard flight from Miami to Italy

Posted at 9:09 PM, Jan 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-24 23:09:11-05
By Faith Karimi and Tony Marco


(CNN) — Severe turbulence aboard an American Airlines flight carrying 203 people from Miami to Italy has left seven people hospitalized, the airline said Sunday night.

“American Airlines Flight 206 from Miami to Milan briefly encountered severe turbulence,” the airline said in a statement.

“The aircraft landed safely in Newfoundland, Canada, where it was met by paramedics who evaluated passengers and crew.”

Three flight attendants and four passengers were taken to a hospital, the airline said.

Plans are underway to ensure the passengers and crew get to their destination, it said.

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