Continental Flight 128: Miami Emergency Landing After Turbulence
A Continental Airlines Flight 128 enroute from Rio de Janeiro to Houston made an emergency landing in Miami at 5:35 local this morning the Boeing 767-200 had 168 passengers and 11 crew on board.
The aircraft encountered had encountered severe turbulence. Nine passengers were taken to local hospitals and 28 others were treated on scene.
According to a witness, the crew warned passengers of upcoming turbulence and the seatbelt sign was on. Some people were still moving in the cabin and some people did not do up their seatbelts. The witness said this is the worst turbulence he ever experienced.
The turbulence lasted about ten seconds.
Aug. 3 (Bloomberg) -- A Continental Airlines Inc. jet made an emergency landing in Miami after encountering turbulence en route from Rio de Janeiro to Houston.
The Boeing Co. 767-200 jet set down at 5:35 a.m. local time, and 9 passengers were transported to local hospitals and about 28 other people who were aboard were treated at the scene, Dave Messing, a spokesman for the Houston-based carrier, said today in an e-mailed statement. There were 168 passengers and 11 crew on board.
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