Air Scare on Flight to Miami

Extreme Turbulence Injures Crew and Several Passengers on Flight to Miami.
1:25 | 01/16/16

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Now to the air scare on board an American airlines flight from New York to Miami hitting ex-treeks turbulence. There were several injuries, passengers and crew. This flight attendant injured rushed to the hospital. Eyewitnesses now describing the moment the turbulence hit. ABC's David Kerley covers aviation for us. Reporter: That flight attendant with the bloodied nose on a stretcher. The American airlines jet heading to Miami into this weather hit severe turbulence. Passengers were screaming. Children crying. It felt like a roller coaster. It was just very uncomfortable, and everybody was afraid. American 1410, we have one flight attendant with a broken nose, and we have several minor injuries to passengers. Reporter: Other planes were hit too. Severe turbulence can toss people, their belongings, even heavy drink carts around the cabin. Predicting turbulence like this has always been the problem, but some new software is giving pilots a view inside the storm. We were on board this test flight around Miami recently where these test pilots aim for turbulence. We're headed right for this turbulence? Yes, we are. Reporter: On purpose. Rockwell has developed radar software which American airlines is installing on its jets. Green means go, a path through the storm. And when we have actually flown through those areas, it has been smooth as glass. There hasn't even been a ripple. Reporter: Technology which may prevent these turbulent rides. David Kerley, ABC news, Washington. David, thank you.

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