Eight People Hospitalized After Unexpected Turbulence During Flight

Eight people were hospitalized with minor injuries after unexpected turbulence on a flight. The plane, an Embraer 170 operated by American regional carrier Envoy Air was on it’s way from Tampa to Nashville but was diverted to Birmingham, Alabama where it landed safely. Six passengers and two crew members suffered minor injuries during the turbulence. There were a total of 56 passengers on board including 10 who were evaluated for injuries. The FAA is still investigating.