Heavy Turbulence Sends 5 American Airlines Crew To Hospital

By | January 23, 2012

All was normal aboard American Airlines Flight 980 from Brazil to Miami.  Then, two hours into the eight hour flight, with food service underway, the plane suddenly lurched violently. The unexpected turbulencesent a food cart flying, damaging

American Airlines MD-80 flight 577.

the ceiling and landing on and injuring a flight attendant.  In all, six members of the flight crew were injured and were treated by an emergency room physician who happened to be on board. When the plane finally arrived in Miami six hours later, five of the injured crew were transported to local hospitals for further treatment. Miraculously, none of the 136 passengers aboard reported injuries.