11 hospitalized after severe turbulence on Milan-Atlanta Delta flight

11 hospitalized after severe turbulence on Milan-Atlanta Delta flight
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At least 11 individuals were hospitalized due to severe turbulence experienced on a Delta flight traveling from Milan to Atlanta, according to an airline spokesperson.

The spokesperson informed CNN that the flight on Tuesday carried 151 passengers and 14 crew members. The injured group comprises both crew members and passengers.

The Delta Care Team is actively reaching out to passengers of Delta Flight 175, which encountered severe turbulence before safely landing in Atlanta on Tuesday.

According to the US Federal Aviation Administration, the turbulence occurred around 40 miles northeast of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Despite this turbulence, the flight managed to land safely.

This incident is part of a series of similar occurrences this year where passengers sustained injuries due to severe turbulence during flights.

In March, a person died when a Bombardier CL30 jet flying from Dillant-Hopkins Airport in New Hampshire to Leesburg Executive Airport in Virginia encountered severe turbulence. Similarly, during the same month, multiple people were hospitalized after a Lufthansa flight from Austin to Frankfurt encountered turbulence and had to make an emergency landing at Dulles International Airport in Virginia.