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Severe turbulence injures several on Miami-bound flight

4:26 AM, Jul 11, 2012   |    comments
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MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say two flight attendants and several passengers were treated for minor injuries caused by severe turbulence during an American Airlines flight from Aruba to Miami.

The Miami Herald reports the Boeing 757 experienced about 15 seconds worth of turbulence Tuesday afternoon. There were 185 passengers on board.

Officials say the flight was about 30 minutes from Miami when it hit the rough air. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews were waiting at Miami International Airport when the plane landed.

The passengers were treated at the gate and the flight attendants were taken to a hospital.

The Associated Press

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