Six American Airlines crew members injured after “huge drop”
Most passengers who were strapped into their seats on an American Airlines flight from Recife Airport in Brazil to Miami International Airport escaped injury during an incident involving extreme turbulence. But six crew members attending them were injured, one of them seriously. The six staff on flight 980 were taken to hospital as soon as the aircraft landed, although the severity of the injures is not known. A passenger named Gillas Correa told the Miami Herald about “a huge drop”.
The turbulence caused a great deal of crying and screams among the passengers, not all of whom were unharmed. Correa said: “There was a woman who was sitting a couple rows behind us. She got thrown up in the air and landed in the hallway.”