Sunday, January 22, 2012

Turbulence injures crew on flight to Miami from Brazil

Six crew members were injured Sunday on an American Airlines flight from Brazil to Miami, an airport spokeswoman said.

The carrier’s Flight 980 apparently encountered turbulence on its way to Miami International Airport from the Recife Airport in Brazil, airport spokeswoman Maria Levrant said.

The flight landed at MIA shortly after 6:30 p.m. It had had 136 passengers and nine crew members on board, an airline spokeswoman said.

Six crew members were injured due to the turbulence, Levrant said. Of the six, one was treated on the scene, she said, and five were taken to hospitals.

Of the five, one was transported to Metropolitan Hospital of Miami, she said, and the other four were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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