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11 injured in ‘severe turbulence’ on Delta flight from Milan to Atlanta

Delta Air Lines planes are seen at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in December 2021. (Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg News)
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Eleven people that were on a Delta Air Lines flight from Milan to Atlanta on Tuesday were sent to the hospital after “severe turbulence” during the flight, the airline said.

“Our priority is taking care of our customers and crew who sustained injuries,” Delta said in an emailed statement after the plane landed safely at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

“We are grateful for the first responders who met the aircraft to provide medical attention and who are transporting the injured to the hospital,” it said.

The Airbus A350-900 that took off from Milan was carrying 151 passengers, 10 flight attendants and four pilots. Crew members and passengers are among the injured. Delta officials are providing accommodation and food to passengers and rebooking flights.