Friday, May 13, 2022

Incident occurred May 12, 2022 near Central Nebraska Regional Airport (KGRI), Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska

GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska (KSNB) - One traveler suffered minor injuries when a passenger plane hit turbulence on its descent into the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island.

The plane landed during stormy weather at about 11:30 Thursday night. Airport Executive Director Mike Olson said a passenger was injured when a first aid kit shook loose and fell. Olson said the passenger was taken by ambulance to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

An American Airlines spokesperson said the plane hit turbulence on its descent into the airport.

American provided this statement about the incident to Local4:

“On May 12, American Airlines Flight 4124 operated by Envoy Air with service from Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) to Central Nebraska (GRI) encountered moderate turbulence while inflight. The aircraft, an Embraer 145 with 49 passengers and three crew members, landed safely at GRI. We apologize to our customers for the trouble this caused, and we thank our team members for keeping our customers safe.”

Olson said there was no damage to the plane.

The name of the person injured was not disclosed.