24 Hurt on 'Rocky' JetBlue Flight

Witnesses saw people thrown to the ceiling
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2016 8:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – "It was as if you're on an elevator, 50 stories high ... then you hit the bottom," a passenger tells ABC News of a JetBlue flight that hit bad weather while flying from Boston to Sacramento on Thursday. Twenty-two passengers and two crew members were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after the plane was forced to land in Rapid City, SD, though all were released by Friday morning, reports NBC News. Passengers say people slammed into the ceiling during the "rocky" ride, while cracks appeared in overhead bins. A photo shared on Twitter showed a woman wearing a neck brace before disembarking. (Read more JetBlue stories.)

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