Eight people were sent to the hospital after a JetBlue flight suffered turbulence before landing in Florida, officials said.
On Monday, Sept. 25, JetBlue flight 1256, flying in from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Fort Lauderdale, experienced “sudden severe turbulence” as it neared Florida, a JetBlue official said.
After landing safely at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, medical personnel took seven passengers and one crew member to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation, officials said.
The A320 (reg. N569JB) involved in the turbulence has been taken out of service for inspection, officials said.
On Monday afternoon the National Transportation Safety Board announced they opened an investigation into the incident.
“NTSB has opened an investigation into today’s turbulence incident that occurred on JetBlue #1256, an Airbus A320, during cruise flight near Jamaica while en route from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Numerous injuries reported.”