AA Flight 1410 Hits Severe Turbulence on 15 JAN 2016


NING IS NOT WITHOUT VERY REAL DANGER, DAVID. >>MARTHA RADDATZ IN WASHINGTON, MARTHA, THANK YOU. >>>NOW TO THE AIR SCARE ON BOARD AN AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK TO MIAMI HITTING EX-TREEKS TURBULENCE. THERE WERE SEVERAL INJURIES, PASSENGERS AND CREW. THIS FLIGHT ATTENDANT INJURED RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL. EYEWITNESSES NOW DESCRIBING THE MOMENT THE TURBULENCE HIT. ABC’S DAVID KERLEY COVERS AVIATION FOR US.>>Reporter: THAT FLIGHT ATTENDANT WITH THE BLOODIED NOSE ON A STRETCHER. THE AMERICAN AIRLINES JET HEADING TO MIAMI INTO THIS WEATHER HIT SEVERE TURBULENCE. PASSENGERS WERE SCREAMING. CHILDREN CRYING.>>IT FELT LIKE A ROLLER COASTER. IT WAS JUST VERY UNCOMFORTABLE, AND EVERYBODY WAS AFRAID.>>AMERICAN 1410, WE HAVE ONE FLIGHT ATTENDANT WITH A BROKEN NOSE, AND WE HAVE SEVERAL MINOR INJURIES TO PASSENGERS.>>Reporter: OTHER PLANES WERE HIT TOO. SEVERE TURBULENCE CAN TOSS PEOPLE, THEIR BELONGINGS, EVEN HEAVY DRINK CARTS AROUND THE CABIN. PREDICTING TURBULENCE LIKE THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE PROBLEM, BUT SOME NEW SOFTWARE IS GIVING PILOTS A VIEW INSIDE THE STORM. WE WERE ON BOARD THIS TEST FLIGHT AROUND MIAMI RECENTLY WHERE THESE TEST PILOTS AIM FOR TURBULENCE. WE’RE HEADED RIGHT FOR THIS TURBULENCE?>>YES, WE ARE.>>Reporter: ON PURPOSE. ROCKWELL HAS DEVELOPED RADAR SOFTWARE WHICH AMERICAN AIRLINES IS INSTALLING ON ITS JETS. GREEN MEANS GO, A PATH THROUGH THE STORM.>>AND WHEN WE HAVE ACTUALLY FLOWN THROUGH THOSE AREAS, IT HAS BEEN SMOOTH AS GLASS. THERE HASN’T EVEN BEEN A RIPPLE.>>Reporter: TECHNOLOGY WHICH MAY ALREADY SEEN. WE’RE DOUBLING DOWN ANOTHER 1 TO 2 POSSIBLE WHICH MEANS THE THREAT FOR FLOODING. CECILIA.>>BAD WEATHER IS TO BLAME FOR A ROUGH RIDE FOR SOME MIAMI BOUND PASSENGERS. THE TURBULENCE SO BAD PEOPLE ON BOARD HIT THEIR HEADS. A FLIGHT ATTENDANT HAD TO BE RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL. ABC’S EVA PILGRIM HAS THE STORY FROM LaGUARDIA AIRPORT HERE IN NEW YORK. >>Reporter: COMING OFF ON A STRETCHER, AN AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT ATTENDANT WITH A BLOODIED NOSE AFTER THE PLANE SHE WAS WORKING ON WAS VIOLENTLY TOSSED AROUND IN THE SKY INJURING HER AND FIVE OF THE 159 PASSENGERS ON BOARD.>>AMERICAN 1410, WE HAVE ONE FLIGHT ATTENDANT WITH A BROKEN NOSE AND WE HAVE SEVERAL MINOR INJURIES TO PASSENGERS.>>Reporter: ONE OF THE STEWARDESSES WHEN THE PLANE DROPPED, SHE WENT FLYING IN THE AIR, BASHED HER NOSE AND WAS GUSHING BLOOD. >>Reporter: AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 1410 TAKING OFF FROM NEW YORK’S LaGUARDIA FRIDAY MORNING ON THE WAY TO MIAMI INTERNATIONAL. IN VERO BEACH THE PILOTS HIT A STORM. THE AIRLINE CONFIRMING THIS MORNING THAT THE BOEING 737 HIT SEVERE TURBULENCE FLYING THROUGH SOUTH FLORIDA. >>IT FELT LIKE A ROLLER COASTER. IT WAS JUST VERY UNCOMFORTABLE AND EVERYBODY WAS AFRAID. >>PEOPLE THAT WEREN’T IN SEAT BELTS WERE FLYING UP AND HITTING THEIR HEADS ON THE TOP OF THE PLANE.>>Reporter: AND IT WASN’T THE ONLY FLIGHT COMING INTO MIAMI TO FEEL MOTHER NATURE’S WRATH. MORE THAN 60 FLIGHTS WERE DELAYED DURING THE STORMS ON FRIDAY.>>YOU GOT TO GET A LEFT BEFORE THE WEATHER. 12:00 AMERICAN.>>IT WAS BAD. IT WAS BAD.>>WE THROUGH OUT OF OUR SEATS AND GRABBED EACH OTHER’S HANDS. WE WERE FREAKING OUT.>>I WAS CRYING. THAT’S HOW CRAZY IT WAS.>>Reporter: NOW, PASSENGERS ON FLIGHT 1410 TELL US AMERICAN AIRLINES IS GIVING THEM A $150 CREDIT. AS FOR IF THEY’LL FLY AGAIN, MANY DON’T HAVE A CHOICE SAYING THEY HAVE TO GET BACK HOME. DAN.>>GOT TO GET BACK ON THE HORSE,

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