Passengers on board American Airlines flight 759, which landed safely in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon, described people on board "hitting the ceiling" as a result of the plane shaking and dropping in altitude.
"Thirty minutes out. They were giving us our drinks. The flight attendants were in the last couple rows when they said 'fasten your seat belts.' And then they said for the flight attendants to get to their seats, and they didn't even have time. It started shaking, then it took a big drop. Babies screaming, people in front of us hitting the ceiling," Ian Smith of South Philadelphia told ABC affiliate WPVI.
FAA officials told WPVI that the flight crew reported severe turbulence while flying over the North Atlantic. The spokesperson for American Airlines told ABC News that the company could not comment on what caused the incident.
The airline described the turbulence as brief, and said that all 10 passengers have since been released from the hospital.
"They'd *just* handed out drinks. This plane (that I'm still on) is soaked. Soaked. They'll be hosing this out for hours," Huseman wrote, adding that the flight "lurched" without warning.
"No warning at all. Plane lurched thru the air. Honestly, terrifying," she wrote.
Huseman went on to praise the flight crew for how they handled the incident.
There were 287 passengers and 12 crew members aboard the flight at the time the turbulence took place, WPVI reported.