Violent Turbulence Triggers Mid-Air Scare for Passengers Onboard a JetBlue Flight

22 passengers and two crew members were taken to the hospital after a huge drop and strong turbulence shook plane.
1:31 | 08/12/16

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Learning more this evening about that mid air scare for a cross country flight a jetBlue flight suddenly hitting severe turbulence passengers and crew thrown in the cabin. Medics and coming on board after an emergency landing caring often injured flight attendant 24 people were rushed to the hospital. Tonight here we are now hearing from those passengers about the sudden drop. Here's ABC's can it would work. Emergency crews scramble to the tarmac and the plane dropping after hitting violent turbulence. Yet numerous entries are not quite a turbulent. Tonight passengers were counting terrifying moments tossed around a jetBlue plane. This flight attendant and a neck brace we go right into this huge cloud boom that flew operated that way in the air whole plane shows and then also there was quite a big shaking of well. And then right after that. There is it dropped the Boston to Sacramento flight forced to make an emergency landing in Rapid City, South Dakota 22 passengers and two crew members. Taken to the hospital. I thought it was. Happier going. Officials say they are investigating if the turbulence may have been caused by severe weather. Very common in the summer months this incident of another jetBlue flight in May that injured eight passengers and rough fair. 31 injured when severe turbulence struck this heavy hot Airways plane. I'm more than jetBlue flight tell us that people didn't have their seat belts on we're thrown around account it. A stark reminder of that buckled at all times David Kenny whitworth with us tonight candy thanks.

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