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3 injured passengers on American Eagle's 3720 flight
Article written by Maria Vasiliu!
On Wednesday, 16 January 2013, American Eagle airline passengers suffered injuries due to turbulence, Chicago officials said.
Three passengers aboard an American Eagle, 3720 flight, sustained head injuries, one of which was transported directly to the hospital, according to the Chicago Fire Department's Twitter statements. The other two passengers categorically refused treatment.
"The aircraft, which was coming from New Orleans, had 26 passengers and four crew members on board when it was hit by turbulence, as it descended from the altitude of 31.000 FT to 29.000 FT. The sign for the seat belt was not in operation "
, American Airlines spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan told NBC News.
American Eagle is a regional carrier that operates flights for American Airlines. The plane, a Bombardier CRJ-700, landed smoothly on Chicago O'Hare International at 09:31 local time.
From here we conclude that it is good to put the seat belt on turbulence and without displaying the signal. A little prevention does not hurt anyone.