Three flight attendants and one passenger were transported to the hospital after a Southwest Airlines flight between Chicago and Salt Lake City on Friday hit “moderate” turbulence.
Southwest flight WN1753 from Chicago Midway encountered turbulence on its approach to SLC. Passengers were told to fasten their seatbelts once the plane hit the rough air.
“Our initial reports indicate that following an uneventful landing of the aircraft, three flight attendants and one customer was treated for minor injuries,” a spokesperson for Southwest said of the incident.
Also on Friday, an American Airlines operated Airbus A321 hit turbulence close to New Orleans causing injuries to 10 passengers and one flight attendant.
According to an initial occurrence report filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the flight experienced “severe turbulence” but only minor injuries were reported and there was no damage to the aircraft.
Photo Credit: Stephen M. Keller / Southwest Airlines
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