American Airlines jet diverted to St. John’s after 7 injured in 'severe' turbulence

An American Airlines passenger jet was forced to make an emergency landing in St. John's, N.L Sunday night after hitting severe turbulence.

See Full Article

After landing, three flight attendants and four passengers were transported to a St. John’s hospital “for further evaluation,” the airline said in a statement.

The nature or seriousness of the injuries is currently unclear.

“We are taking care of our passengers and crew, and we are working on next steps to get them safely to their destination,” the statement said.

American Airlines Flight 206 took off from Miami at 3 p.m. local time and was en route to Milan when the jet hit “severe” turbulence. The seatbelt light was on at the time, the airline said.

The plane was diverted, and made the emergency landing at 9:45 p.m. at St. John’s International Airport. Ambulances and paramedics were waiting on the tarmac with stretchers.

The flight had 192 passengers and 11 crew members on board, American Airlines confirmed.

With files from the Canadian Press



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Police to update case of couple accused of bilking homeless man of GoFundMe money

    World News CBC News
    A New Jersey prosecutor says he will announce developments in a criminal investigation of a couple that raised $400,000 US for a homeless man they said helped them with a disabled car. Burlington County prosecutor Scott Coffina has scheduled a news conference for Thursday afternoon. Source
  • 'This did not need to happen': No arrests in alleged triple homicide

    Canada News CTV News
    The brother of one of three people found dead in southern Ontario earlier this month fought back tears Thursday as he urged anybody with information that might help investigators to come forward. “Please, anybody – somebody knows something,” Trevor Miller said. Source
  • Quebec judge says class action lawsuit over McDonald's Happy Meal toys can go ahead

    Canada News CTV News
    MONTREAL -- A judge has authorized a lawsuit to proceed against McDonald's Canada over the marketing of Happy Meals to Quebec children. Montreal lawyer Joey Zurkan sought authorization for a class action lawsuit, arguing promotion of the popular meals constitutes illegal advertising to children. Source
  • Prosecutor to discuss pair who raised $400K for homeless man

    World News CTV News
    MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. -- A New Jersey prosecutor says he will announce developments in a criminal investigation of a couple that raised US$400,000 for a homeless man they said helped them with a disabled car. Source
  • Kremlin critic Navalny was political prisoner, says European court

    World News CBC News
    The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that Russia's repeated arrests and detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were politically motivated and breached his human rights, a decision certain to displease the Kremlin. The court, based in Strasbourg, said Navalny had been subject to seven such arrests in 2012 and in 2014 and that at least two of those arrests had been designed to suppress political pluralism. Source
  • Homeowner digs in after neighbours say he can't build the house he wants

    Canada News CTV News
    Neighbours often come together to help each other out, but residents of one street in Ottawa are teaming up to stop one of their own from getting his wish.Read more on this story from CTV Ottawa Hassan Moghadam bought a property in the city’s Glebe neighbourhood. Source
  • After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies L.A. domestic violence

    World News CTV News
    LOS ANGELES - Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti denies allegations of domestic violence. Avenatti was arrested Wednesday near his skyscraper apartment in a ritzy area of Los Angeles. Police won't release details but say the alleged victim had visible injuries. Source
  • Newfoundland woman's search for missing relatives in California comes to difficult end

    Canada News CTV News
    LEWISPORTE, N.L. -- A Newfoundland woman who launched a desperate bid to find family members missing thousands of kilometres away in a fire-ravaged California town says the search has come to a difficult end. Megan Janes says her aunt and uncle, Paradise residents Paula and Randy Dodge, are no longer missing but also "no longer with us. Source
  • German tourist shot in head near Calgary still requires 24/7 care

    World News CBC News
    A German tourist, who visited Alberta to celebrate his 60th birthday, still requires 24/7 care and likely will never work again, says the Honorary German Consulate in Calgary. Horst Stewin, 60, was randomly shot in the head on an Alberta highway this summer. Source
  • School children among 40 injured in head-on crash of buses

    World News CTV News
    BERLIN -- Police say 40 adults and children have been injured, five of them "very seriously," in a head-on collision involving two public buses in southern Germany. A spokesman for Bavarian police said the people injured in the Thursday crash outside Nuremberg included school children, but he couldn't immediately say how many. Source