Turbulence blamed for injuries on 2 Boston flights

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Posted on April 16, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Updated Thursday, May 2 at 10:29 AM

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston airport officials say 20 people on two separate flights reported being hurt during severe turbulence.

Nine people on a JetBlue flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Boston reported injuries on Sunday night, including at least one who spilled hot coffee on himself. Emergency medical technicians treated four people on the ground but no one had to be hospitalized.

Authorities say 11 people on a Lufthansa flight from Charlotte, N.C., to Munich, Germany also reported being hurt after turbulence forced the plane to be diverted to Boston later Sunday night.
Local TV stations showed some of those passengers being loaded into ambulances.

A message was left with an airport spokesman Monday.
 

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