Delta Flight 171 Hit by Turbulence Sends Two to Hospital

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Via CBS.

Extreme turbulence on an international flight diverted to Boston sent two passengers to the hospital on Wednesday evening.

Delta flight 171 from Paris to Newark, New Jersey had to make an unscheduled stop at Logan Airport because of high winds and thunderstorms in the New York area, officials said. The Boeing 767-300ER had 180 passengers and 11 crew members on board.

“The flight encountered turbulence on approach into Boston and a small number of customers who complained of nausea and possible minor injuries were evaluated by airport paramedics,” Delta said in a statement.

The flight sat on Logan’s tarmac for 90 minutes as airport paramedics tended to passengers.

Two of the passengers were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with minor injuries, a Boston EMS spokeswoman said.

“The winds were phenomenal. The plane was being bucketed from left to right, up and down, and then it was around and around,” one passenger told reporters.

The jet was able to continue the trip to New York shortly after 6 p.m.

Original story here.

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