U.S. Airways flight hits turbulence, 6 injured

(CNN) — Six people were injured Sunday afternoon when a US Airways flight hit severe turbulence shortly after taking off from Philadelphia International Airport, an airline spokesman said.

Five people, including two flight attendants, were taken to hospitals for treatment after the plane returned to Philadelphia, said spokesman Bill McGlashen. The sixth didn’t need hospitalization.

There were 265 people on board, including a crew of 10, when the Airbus A330 hit turbulence at about 17,000 feet over Delaware.

“All of a sudden, there was … a drop like you’re going down the bottom of a roller coaster,” Jake Levin told CNN affiliate WKMG after the flight arrived about 5 hours late in Orlando.

“You saw … shoes and apples and all kinds of things (flying in the air). It was so quick,” he said. “They weren’t sure if we were dropping for good or what was happening.”

It was a terrifying experience for his girlfriend Victoria Raines.

“I though we were going down,” she said. “I really did.”

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2 thoughts on “U.S. Airways flight hits turbulence, 6 injured

  1. Although it may not directly pertain to this and other articles, I heard that our president canceled The National Day of Prayer for the reason: as Not to Offend Anyone! Like Who May We Ask? Satan? WHAT ABOUT OFFENDING GOD? I DONT REMEMBER BEING ASKED TO:>

  2. > …CONT..VOTE ON IF WE WANT TO CANCEL OUR NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER OR NOT! SORRY IF THAT OFFENDS ANYONE TO TAKE A VOTE ON IT!!! SORRY ALSO IF IT MIGHT OFFEND ANYONE TO HAVE PEOPLE PRAY TO GOD FOR YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST!!!

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