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8 people hurt after flight to Florida experiences ‘severe turbulence’

Seven passengers and a crewmember had been taken to the hospital for therapy.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Passengers skilled “extreme turbulence” throughout an worldwide JetBlue flight heading to Florida early Monday. The turbulence was so “extreme” that eight folks, together with a crewmember, had been hospitalized in consequence, in accordance with the airline. 

JetBlue flight 1256 took off simply earlier than midnight native time from Guayaquil, Ecuador, and headed towards the Fort Lauderdale Worldwide Airport. It landed simply earlier than 5:30 a.m. with an on-time arrival, in accordance with FlightAware.

Because the flight neared Florida, the plane skilled “sudden extreme turbulence.” 

Whereas the flight landed “safely,” medical workers met the airplane and transported seven passengers and one inflight crewmember to the hospital for therapy and analysis, JetBlue mentioned in a press release. 

The airline didn’t present particulars concerning the severity of the accidents sustained because of the turbulence. 

The plane is out of service and shall be inspected, in accordance with the airline. 

Based on the flight-tracking web site FlightAware, the flight deba

Under is the total assertion from JetBlue: 

“On Monday, September 25, JetBlue flight 1256 with scheduled service from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, skilled sudden extreme turbulence because it neared Florida. The flight landed safely at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Worldwide Airport (FLL) the place it was met by medical personnel who transported 7 prospects and 1 inflight crewmember to the hospital for analysis and therapy. JetBlue will work to assist our prospects and crewmembers.  The plane for this flight has been taken out of service for inspection.”

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