8 people sent to hospital after turbulence onboard JetBlue flight

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On Monday evening, a JetBlue flight traveling from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Orlando, Florida flew right into a storm about 30 minutes after takeoff. With this followed some severe turbulence which sent food and other loose items flying around in the cabin. During the turbulence the plane suddenly dropped 100 feet.

“JetBlue flight 1134 experienced turbulence while en route from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Orlando. The flight arrived in Orlando at 8:52 p.m. ET. Medical personnel met the aircraft upon arrival to assist customers, and eight customers were transported to a local hospital for further evaluation,” Doug McGraw, Director of Corporate Communications for JetBlue Airways, told the news station WESH-TV.

The flight diverted to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where the injured passengers were met by ambulances and taken to a hospital.

This is one of two severe cases of turbulence in the last week in the United States. Just 4 days before the accident an Allegiant airplane travelling from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic to Pittsburgh encountered some severe turbulence that injured several, which also caused the airplane to divert to Fort Lauderdale in Florida.

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