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Aug 9, 2011 6:44 PM by Gene Cotton

Miami-to-Washington flight diverted to Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - An American Airlines flight that hit severe turbulence landed in Charleston, S.C., and officials say one flight attendant and two passengers were treated for minor injuries.

American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith said Flight 734 hit rough air near the Florida-Georgia border. The flight was headed from Miami to Reagan National Airport in Washington with 152 passengers and a crew of six.

The Boeing 737 landed shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Smith said emergency medical crews met the plane and treated those who were hurt.

He said a replacement plane was being flown to Charleston and the passengers would continue on.

Smith said the plane made a normal landing and added that mechanics will check out the aircraft for any damage.

 

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