Transcript for Severe Turbulence on US Airways Flight Injuries 6
Now to that air scare. Severe turbulence shortly after takeoff injuring six people on a flight from Philadelphia to Orlando. Forcing the plane to return to the airport. ABC's David Kerley is in Washington with the latest on that. Good morning, David. Reporter: Good morning, robin. You know takeoff we know can be a scary time for some passengers and really was when strong wins moved through the east coast. Just after takeoff, trouble. Philly approach. Cactus 735. Emergency declared. Reporter: The violent turbulence hitting the us airways wide Bodie a30 after it lifted off from Philadelphia. The afternoon flight to Orlando was only at 17,000 feet the airline says, seat belt signs still on. Brief period of time you felt the airplane was not in control and it wasn't because it was being moved by some pretty intense forces. Reporter: Those forces so extreme that one flight attendant's head left an indentation in the plane's interior according to a passenger. It was cracked. The ceiling was cracked. She hit it hard. Reporter: A 10-year-old girl reported head pain. A female passenger left with neck and back injuries. A 43-year-old man injuring his knees. All told, of the 275 on board, four passengers and two crew hurt. Medical assistance on board. Negative. Not on board. Reporter: The pilot did circle back putting it on solid ground in Philadelphia where they did get that medical attention. And last night another flight took the rest of the passengers to Orlando. The FAA's investigating. It will try to learn from this turbulence incident to try to protect future flights. Robin. Good to know. All right, David, thank you.
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