Several injured by turbulence on American Airlines flight to Miam
from Miami Herald
Posted on Tuesday, 07.10.12
Several injured by turbulence on American Airlines flight to Miami
BY MEREDITH RUTLAND MRUTLAND@MIAMIHERALD.COM
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.
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Saw this on the news this morning pretty scary...I wonder if any of our forum friends were on the flight. One of my biggest fears while flying (other than the obvious of course) it would probably stop me from any future flights. I never take off my seatbelt you never know what mother nature has in store. Hopefully all injured will be ok and glad they made it to land safely.
Maybe it's from the conditioning of wearing my seatbelt in the car, but I always keep mine clicked in the air. That must have been very scary for everyone on the plane. I hope the injured are all okay.
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If it had happened to us, my wife would never get into a plane again. No matter how much I explain to her that a, let's say, 20 cm / 8 in "bump" means a lot to us but nothing to the airplane beacuse we are small and the airplane is a metal giant, she gets scared at the slightest shake. Of course what may have happened to the AA flight wasn't a mere 8 inches bump, but anyway turbulence isn't enough to put a huge jet down, as far as I know.
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I just don't understand why you wouldn't wear your seat belt while sitting down? You are sitting there anyway, right? Why not just buckle up? Especially if you are going to take a nap or something, you never know.