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March 23, 2023

26 hurt when turbulence hits US flight

At least 26 people were injured when a Continental Airlines jet hit “extreme turbulence” and made an emergency landing in Miami, officials have said, according to BBC News. Other news reports said at least 35 people had been injured. The Boeing 767 had been traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Houston when it encountered trouble north of the Dominican Republic at about 0830 GMT. It was then diverted to Miami and landed at 0535 local time (0935 GMT). Four people were seriously injured, while the other 22 suffered bumps and bruises, a fire service spokesman said.

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