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Delta Air Lines flight DL175 hit severe turbulence on approach to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) yesterday. Eleven passengers were taken to the hospital in need of medical attention.
The flight from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) was around 40 miles northeast of Atlanta when the Airbus A350-900 was impacted. The plane was carrying 151 passengers and 14 crew. Of those, 11 sustained injuries and were taken to a hospital. Thankfully, none of them were life threatening.
A Delta spokesperson released this statement:
Delta Care Team members are mobilizing to connect with customers on Delta Flight 175 that experienced severe turbulence before landing safely in Atlanta Tuesday. Our priority is taking care of our customers and crew who sustained injuries. We are grateful for the first responders who met the aircraft to provide medical attention and who are transporting the injured to the hospital.”
Wear Your Seatbelt
Turbulence can hit at any time and you can be seriously injured if you’re not in your seat with your seatbelt fastened. Flight attendants make the announcement repeatedly, but until people see incidents like this many do not listen.
Anthony’s Take: I flew into Atlanta last night and was delayed due to weather in the area. Thunderstorms hit and caused a ground stop for a brief period when we were about to board. I’m thankful that we made it safely and wish the injured passengers a speedy recovery.
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