A Delta Airbus A350-900 encountered severe turbulence on descend to Atlanta Airport.
On Aug. 29, flight #DL175 from Milan Malpensa Airport encountered severe turbulence while descending towards Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
The Airbus A350-900 (reg. N576DZ) was carrying 151 passengers and 14 cabin crew on board.
After landing, 11 people (mix of passengers and crew) were transported to the hospital.
NTSB has opened an investigation telling the Airbus A-350 was enroute from Milan, Italy, when flight encountered severe turbulence on approach to its planned destination of Atlanta, Georgia. A preliminary report is expected in 2-3 weeks.
Always wear your seatbelt on the plane!! My flight #delta175 hit severe turbulence and dropped significantly, sending people including myself flying out of our seats. Several passengers and the majority of flight attendants were injured. We had to make an emergency landing and anyone who wasn’t badly injured had to stay on the plane until a new flight crew came on because you can’t debark without one. One woman flew up so high she hit the overhead compartment and cracked it. #delta #flight175 #emergencylanding #deltaflight175 #wearyourseatbelt
Delta spokesperson said: ”Delta Care Team members are mobilizing to connect with customers on Delta Flight 175 that experienced severe turbulence before landing safely in Atlanta Tuesday. Our priority is taking care of our customers and crew who sustained injuries. We are grateful for the first responders who met the aircraft to provide medical attention and who are transporting the injured to the hospital.”