Mid-flight turbulence in JetBlue lands 24 fliers in hospital

Published on : Saturday, August 13, 2016

A321 JETBLUE_JetBlue receives A321 from Airbus team in Mobile Alabama_.2016-04-25-17-47-22Volatile turbulence in mid-flight of a JetBlue aircraft caused at least 22 passengers and two crew members to be taken to a hospital for evaluation Thursday evening, a spokeswoman for the airline said.

 
The turbulence was so severe that a passenger, Derek Lindahl, said a woman sitting in front of him rose two feet into the air in the cabin at one point because she wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

 
JetBlue Flight 429 was headed from Boston to Sacramento, but had to be diverted to Rapid City, South Dakota, at about 6:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. ET), spokeswoman Katherine McMillan said.

 
Rhonda Renee, another passenger, said the turbulence was like a bad dream.

 
“People were flying out of their seat belts and hitting their head on the ceiling; it was very scary,” Renee said. A flight attendant was assisted off the plane by medical personnel.

 
Eileen Lynch, a passenger and emergency room nurse who helped injured people aboard the flight, likened the experience to sitting in the “Tower of Terror,” a popular, albeit frightening, ride at several Disney amusement parks.

 
It’s believed by the weathermen and other experts that inclement weather played a major role in creating the bumpy flying conditions.

Tags:

One Response to Mid-flight turbulence in JetBlue lands 24 fliers in hospital

  1. SAUL MISHAAN says:

    WOW, THE WEATHERMEN AND EXPERTS FEEL THE WEATHER REALLYL CONTRIBUTED. GLAD TO KNOW WE HAVE SUCH ASTUTE LIEK WE COULDNT DETERMINE THAT ON OUR OWN.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 02 wtm_london17
  • 03 itb-asia 2017
  • 12 TTF17
  • 13 Frontiers Forum 2017
  • 14 bltm 2017
  • 15 questexevent 2017
  • 16 TT Warsaw 2017
  • 17 hospitalityqatar 17
  • 17 worldmiceday 2017
  • 18 worldmiceday 2017
  • 19 Emitt 18
  • 19 IITM
  • 43 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com