3 Hurt On Flight When Turbulence Hits, Plane Lands Safely In Chicago

Three people were hurt on a flight Wednesday after turbulence occurred, and, of the injured passengers, one was hospitalized.

The three hurt on a flight were aboard an American Eagle route from New Orleans to Chicago. Flight 3720 originated in New Orleans, and vague reports indicate where en route the turbulence occurred.

The flight which injured three was Flight 3720, and it landed at O’Hare International Airport at 9:30 am on Wednesday. The craft involved was a Bombardier CRJ-700, referred to in some reports as a “regional jet.” It is not exactly clear how the passengers were injured or what the extent of their injury was, but two of the three refused treatment after disembarking.

American Airlines spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan confirmed that 26 passengers and four crew members were aboard the small plane and that the turbulence struck at some point during the descent into O’Hare.

WGAL explains:

“American Airlines, the parent of the regional American Eagle service, provided no details about the injuries other than to say one person was taken to a hospital and two others refused treatment.”

Much of the reports of three hurt on the flight into Chicago from New Orleans came from the official Chicago Fire Department Twitter feed, where the department tweeted:

American Airlines did not acknowledge the situation on their official Twitter account.