4 folks on a Florida-bound Allegiant Air flight have been being examined for accidents after the flight encountered extreme turbulence Wednesday afternoon, the airline stated.
Allegiant Air Flight 227, which had taken off from Asheville, North Carolina, “skilled extreme turbulence earlier than touchdown” at St. Pete-Clearwater Worldwide Airport, airline spokesperson Andrew Porrello stated.
The aircraft, carrying 179 passengers and 6 crew members, “landed usually and taxied to the gate below its personal energy,” Porrello stated.
Two passengers and two flight attendants have been taken to a hospital for analysis after airport paramedics assessed them for accidents, Porrello stated, with out describing the accidents or the circumstances of the 4.
The accidents have been believed to be comparatively minor, St. Pete-Clearwater airport spokesperson Michele Routh instructed .
Lisa Spriggs, who was a passenger on the flight, stated the turbulence was “petrifying.”
“Greater than midway by means of descending, and rapidly, we hit a small turbulence, and the stewardess beside us fell to the bottom,” Spriggs instructed affiliate WFTS.
“After which we hit a significant turbulence, which was petrifying. And she or he was actually like ‘Matrix.’ Watched her go up within the air and simply land straight down,” Spriggs stated.
The crew of the Airbus A320 reported turbulence whereas on strategy to the Florida airport round 3:45 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration stated. Neither the FAA – which stated it will examine the incident – nor Porrello launched additional particulars about what occurred.
Allegiant will examine the incident in coordination with the FAA and the Nationwide Transportation Security Board, Porrello stated.