Sunday, 6 August 2017

Turbulence Causes Injuries

An American Airlines flight from Greece to Philadelphia went through a patch of turbulence so severe it resulted in at least ten passengers being injured.

According to the airline,  Flight AA759 had departed the Greek capital, Athens and was enroute to Philadelphia with 287 passengers and a dozen crew members onboard on Saturday 5th August.

It was shortly before landing that the aircraft encountered the  severe turbulence, at the time the "Fasten seat belt sign" was illuminated on at the time. After the plane landed at 3.10 p.m., 7 crew and 3 passengers were taken to a hospital for evaluation due to injuries sustained during the turbulence.

American Airlines issued a statement that said it wants to "thank our team members for keeping our passengers safe." and the FAA have confirmed they will investigate.