24 people were taken to hospital after turbulence forced a plane of the low-cost JetBlue to land unexpectedly, reports NBC News.
The aircraft performed a flight from Boston to Sacramento. Because of the bad weather it was redirected to Rapid City, South Dakota.
At the local hospital they were taken 22 passengers and two crew members, informed by the airline. They were with minor injuries. After having received medical care they were released from the hospital, explained the regional hospital in Rapid City.
Passengers said that everywhere in the plane were flying objects. They claim that they felt that if a huge hand hit the aircraft.
The airline – the fifth largest carrier in the United States – has sent an additional aircraft to pick up some of the passengers left in Rapid City, and carry them to Sacramento.