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3 injured in turbulence aboard O'Hare-bound flight

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A plane landed at OHare International Airport Wednesday morning, January 16, 2013, with several injured passengers.

A plane landed at O'Hare International Airport Wednesday morning, January 16, 2013, with several injured passengers.

A plane landed at O'Hare International Airport Wednesday morning with several injured passengers after the pilot reported turbulence.

A spokesperson from the Department of Aviation says American Eagle Flight 3720 from New Orleans to Chicago landed with several people with injuries at 9:31 a.m. The Bombardier CRJ-700 hit turbulence upon its descent between 31,000 and 29,000 feet, Department of Aviation spokesperson Mary Frances Fagan said.

Three people were injured, complaining of head injuries; only one was taken to the hospital.

The flight was carrying 26 passengers and four crew members.

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