Flight diverted to St. John’s after turbulence causes multiple injuries

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Injuries caused by turbulence over the Atlantic Ocean were treated in St. John’s Sunday night after a flight destined for Milan was diverted.

Injuries caused by turbulence over the Atlantic Ocean were treated in St. John’s Sunday night after a flight destined for Milan was diverted.

The Boeing 767 aircraft — American Airlines flight 206 — left Miami, Fla., 3 p.m. Sunday and was diverted after several people onboard were hurt. The extent of the injuries were not known by press time, but reports suggested crew members and passengers — up to half a dozen — were injured.

Paramedics, the St. John’s International Airport’s emergency response crew and the St. John’s Regional Fire Department responded to the airport. Five ambulances were waiting when the flight landed at 9:36 p.m. At least three people were seen being removed from the plane and put into ambulances.

“As for the extent of the injuries — we wouldn't be able to comment as those on board are still being assessed,” a spokeswoman for St. John’s International Airport Authority told The Telegram shortly after 11 p.m.

Two hundred and three people were on board the flight, including 11 crew members.

— With files from Keith Gosse

 

Geographic location: Miami, Milan

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  • babyming
    January 25, 2016 - 16:37

    the Newfies come through again. three cheers.

  • Alan
    January 25, 2016 - 06:25

    Are we supposed to know this is St Johns in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada?

    • Melanie
      January 25, 2016 - 11:29

      This article is in the local St. John's, NL paper. So yes.

  • me
    January 24, 2016 - 22:24

    Shortly after 9/11. I remember one of the pilots saying "We all know where NL is". We do come in handy at times. Hope everybody is ok.

  • juan camilo paez
    January 24, 2016 - 21:33

    Hi please let me know the names of the people that were injured my family were on board