Seven Hurt In Turbulence Incident

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Three flight attendants were among seven people injured when an American Airlines Boeing 767 hit heavy turbulence on a flight from Miami to Milan on Sunday. Instead of sampling the delights of Milan on Monday, the remaining 196 people on board will experience the historic vigor of St. John's Newfoundland, where the flight diverted. It's not clear where the rough air occurred but St. John's was brushed by the major storm that buried part of the U.S. eastern seaboard on Saturday. 

The aircraft landed in St. John's about 10 p.m. local time on Sunday and was met by ambulances and fire trucks. The seven injured people were taken to the hospital but airline spokesman Ross Feinstein told The Associated Press that none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening. The AP also said the seatbelt light was on in the airplane when it hit the turbulence but it did not source that fact.