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FAA Investigating After Delta Flight Hits Severe Turbulence Near Atlanta, Injuring 12 Passengers And Crew



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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after 12 passengers and crew were injured when a Delta Air Lines flight experienced “severe turbulence” before landing safely in Atlanta, Ga., on Tuesday.
Delta Flight 175 was en route from Milan, Italy, when it encountered “severe turbulence” 40 miles northeast of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to the FAA.
The Airbus A350, which was carrying 151 passengers and 14 crew members, safely landed shortly before 7 p.m.
The agency reported eight passengers and four cabin crew sustained minor injuries, while the airline reported that 11 injured people were transported to the hospital.
According to the National Weather Service office in Atlanta, severe thunderstorms were in the area at the time of the turbulence, and flash flood warnings were in effect in the Atlanta metro area.
TMX contributed to this article.