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Eleven People Hospitalized Following “Severe Turbulence” on Delta Flight 175, FAA Investigating

ATLANTA, Aug. 29, 2023 – Eleven people were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries following “severe turbulence” on Delta Flight 175, which landed at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Tuesday, according to Delta Air Lines.

The flight, which had 151 passengers, 10 flight attendants and four pilots on board, departed from Milan, Italy. Delta Air Lines did not specify whether the injured were passengers or crew members. The Delta Care Team is working to assist customers affected by the incident.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the crew reported the turbulence approximately 40 miles northeast of the airport. Flight records indicate that the Airbus A350 departed later than scheduled. The FAA is currently investigating the incident.

U.S. Customs Border Patrol ensured that passengers requiring medical attention were appropriately cleared. Meanwhile, Delta agents are providing accommodations, food, and re-booking options for unaffected passengers, according to an airline statement.

“We are grateful for the first responders who met the aircraft to provide medical attention and are transporting the injured to the hospital,” Delta Air Lines said in a prepared statement.

FAA data shows that turbulence-related injuries are not uncommon. Since 2009, a total of 163 people have been injured due to turbulence on flights, with 17 injuries reported last year alone.

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