Plane accident: American Airlines flight ceiling cracks when turbulence sends man flying – TomoNews

MIAMI — A rough bout of turbulence on a Miami-bound flight left five passengers injured Thursday morning, according to local broadcaster WSVN.

The pilots aboard American Airlines Flight 982, flying from the small Caribbean island of Grenada to Miami International Airport Thursday morning, reportedly had “no indication of severe turbulence,” according to a USA Today report.

Nonetheless, some 80 miles south-southwest of Nassau in the Bahamas, that’s exactly what they were struck by. Reportedly courtesy of the now-infamous Hurricane Joaquin.

Thankfully those passengers affected by the incident all escaped with only minor injuries after being taken to the hospital.

One unidentified man, however, experienced a fairly uncommon symptom of turbulence in the form of literal flight.

“A gentleman a couple rows ahead of us was sleeping too, and he didn’t have on his seat belt either,” passenger Hayden Redhead told WSVN upon arriving safely in Miami. “His head actually damaged the aircraft, broke one of the panels on top.”

According to Redhead, however, the tough guy merely brushed off his injury when asked about it by cabin crew and was A-OK.


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