Ten people were taken to the hospital after an American Airlines flight from Athens, Greece experienced “severe turbulence” prior to landing at Philadelphia International Airport Saturday.
American Airlines flight 759 from Athens to Philadelphia landed safely at 3:10 p.m. after the FAA said the crew reported the turbulence while flying over the North Atlantic Ocean.
American Airlines said three passengers and seven crew members were taken to the hospital upon landing. In a statement, the airline said the fasten seatbelt sign was on at the time of the turbulence.
“We are taking care of our passengers and our crew members at this time and want to thank our team members for keeping our passengers safe,” the statement read.
There was no word on the severity of injuries suffered, but American Airlines reported those going to the hospital were transported “for evaluation.”
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