An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Saint John’s, Newfoundland on Sunday night following severe turbulence.
The plane was travelling from Miami to Milan when the turbulence hit around four hours into the flight, with passengers reporting that the plane suddenly dropped and rolled to the side.
There were 192 passengers and 11 crew on board at the time, 7 of whom were transported to hospital upon landing for medical treatment.
Three flight attendants and four passengers are among the injured with the severity of their injuries not yet known, however, Newfoundland’s Eastern Health agency said none of the injuries were life-threatening.
The pilot, Capt. Bertrand Lecocq, said the rough air was likely from the remnants of the massive storm that just hit the northeastern U.S, adding that he had never experienced an incident quite like it.
“It was not pleasant.”
American Airlines also says it’s working on the next steps to get passengers safely to their destination.