A passenger and a flight attendant on an American Airlines flight were brought to a hospital Wednesday after the plane hit heavy turbulence, the carrier and emergency responders said. The flight was traveling from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to Dallas, but landed in Austin, Texas, after diverting due to the weather.
American Airlines said American Eagle flight 5781 had 75 passengers and 4 crew members on board. It encountered turbulence while heading to Austin, the airline said.
Three people were evaluated by medics. Two of them were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later released, CBS Austin affiliate KEYE reported. All passengers were to be evaluated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Austin and provided hotel accommodations. They were to fly to Dallas/Fort Worth Thursday.
American Airlines said there was no damage to the aircraft, a Bombardier CRJ-900.