Emergency landing at St. Pete-Clearwater Airport

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A flight made an emergency landing at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport Monday afternoon after four people were injured due to turbulence.

Allegiant Flight 916 was going from Ft. Lauderdale to Asheville, NC when the turbulence hit about 30-40 minutes into the flight. A flight attendant hit her head, and three other passengers were injured.

The airline says the flight attendant suffered a gash to her face but was conscious and alert. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment. One of the passengers suffered from neck pain, one was injured when the flight attendant fell on them, and the third received a leg injury due to the drink cart crashing into them. All of those were minor injuries and they were not taken to any hospitals.

The seat belt light was illuminated at the time, according to the airline.


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