American Airlines passenger jet makes emergency landing at St. John's Airport

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- An American Airlines passenger jet has made an emergency landing in St. John's, N.L. Sunday night after running into severe turbulence.

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Paramedics rushed toward the plane with stretchers and what appeared to be a backboard.

Journalists at St. John's International Airport have reported seeing three people on stretchers.

American flight 206 left Miami bound for Milan.

At least four ambulances and a fire truck are on the tarmac in St. John's.

The airline did not immediately return a phone call asking for comment.

A spokeswoman for St. John's International Airport couldn't speak to the number of people injured or the severity of the injuries.

The plane had 192 passengers and 11 crew on board.



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