LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An American Airlines flight was forced to land after severe turbulence injured two flight attendants.
According to THV11, the plane was heading to Memphis from Dallas when it hit rough weather.
The intense turbulence forced American Airlines flight 3358 to ground in Little Rock.
Passengers told us the turbulence was bad enough that it flipped a beverage cart, injuring a male flight attendant and tearing a leather seat.
“The flight attendant had multiple cuts on his face,” one passenger’s note read. “My husband said the plane had drinks dripping from the ceiling.”
“There was coffee and Coke dripping off the ceiling and just everywhere cans and bottles. He’s (the flight attendant) running around making sure everybody’s OK, trying to clear the aisles, trying to get everything back to where it’s safe again. I just couldn’t believe the professionalism of those people. It’s like he completely ignored his injuries and just was wondering if everybody was OK.”
American Airlines released the following statement:
“American Eagle Flight 3358, operated by Envoy Air, from Dallas/Fort Worth to Memphis, Tenn., encountered turbulence and diverted to Little Rock, Ark. The Embraer E175 aircraft landed without incident at 12:02 p.m. CT, and safely taxied to a gate. Two Envoy flight attendants were transported to a local hospital, and no passengers reported any injuries.”
Passengers were put on a later flight to Memphis and arrived around 8 p.m.
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