26 Injured by Turbulence on Flight From Rio

4 are serious after Continental flight from Rio lands in Miami
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 3, 2009 7:06 AM CDT
In a Jan. 30, 2009 file photo Continental Airlines jets are seen parked at the terminal at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport.   (AP Photo/Robert Graves/file)
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(Newser) – Four people were seriously injured when a Continental Airlines flight from Rio de Janeiro to Houston experienced extreme turbulence mid-flight early this morning, the AP reports. Continental flight 128, with 168 people on board, was diverted to Miami, where the plane landed safely this morning, says the FAA. In addition to four in serious condition, another 22 have been treated for bumps and bruises and are in stable condition.