A flight attendant remained hospitalized Tuesday after a
Flight 1676 from Denver dropped suddenly and "hard" as it began its descent into Billings, Mont., passenger Joe Frank told the Denver Post. He said a parent lost hold of a baby, who landed in a nearby seat, appearing unharmed.
There were screams as the plane dropped sharply, passenger Bill Dahlin told Billings' KTVQ-TV. He said a woman's head struck the ceiling so hard it cracked a panel.
Five people were hospitalized following the incident, including three crew members and two passengers. One flight attendant remained hospitalized in intensive care Tuesday morning, KNX-AM in Los Angeles reported.
According to the
The leading cause of injuries on flights in nonfatal accidents is in-flight turbulence. From 1980 through 2008, U.S. airlines had 234 accidents due to turbulence, with a toll of three fatalities and 298 serious injuries.
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