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D.C. Flight Encounters Turbulence

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Turbulence forced an American Airlines Boeing 737 headed to Washington to divert to Charleston, W.Va., the airline said.

American spokeswoman Dori Alvarez said Flight 734 from Miami was carrying 152 passengers and a crew of six when it encountered severe turbulence en route to the nation’s capital Tuesday, the Washington Post reported.

Three passengers and two crew members were taken to hospitals after the plane landed at Yeager Airport, Alvarez said.

A spokeswoman at one of the hospitals told the Post three people were seen and released with “less than minor injuries.”

American sent another aircraft to Charleston to bring passengers to Reagan National Airport, Alvarez said.

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