JetBlue turbulence puts 24 in hospital
JetBlue Flight 429 was headed from Boston to Sacramento, but had to be diverted to Rapid City, South Dakota, spokeswoman Katherine McMillan said.
“It was like a dream — people were flying out of their seat belts and hitting their head on the ceiling; it was very scary,” passenger Rhonda Renee said. A flight attendant was assisted off the plane by medical personnel.
It’s believed that weather played a role in creating the bumpy flying conditions.
“There was a frontal boundary moving across the central plains that caused bad weather conditions in that region at the time of the turbulence,” CNN weather producer Michael Guy said.
JetBlue sent a replacement aircraft to Rapid City to take the remaining passengers to Sacramento, the airline said in a statement.