TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 Information At 10 | CNN) — Eight folks have been injured when an American Airways flight from Tampa, Florida, to Nashville, Tennessee, hit “surprising turbulence” on Wednesday, in accordance with the airline.
The airplane, an Embraer 170 operated by American regional provider Envoy Air, was diverted to Birmingham, Alabama, the place it landed safely, American Airways spokesperson Curtis Blessing informed CNN.
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Six passengers and two crew members suffered minor accidents throughout the airplane turbulence, in accordance with the airline.
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There have been 56 passengers onboard, together with 10 who have been evaluated for accidents, Birmingham Fireplace and Rescue Capt. Orlando Reynolds stated. Not less than seven folks have been taken to an area hospital with complaints of neck and again ache, in accordance with Reynolds.
The Federal Aviation Administration stated it’s investigating the incident.
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