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Fifteen terrifying seconds when passengers say they thought they were wounded -- They're talking about the turbulence now that injured a dozen people the American Airlines flight was headed for a -- -- to Miami last night.
Officials say hit some very rough -- -- right off the coast of Florida you can see here right as the plane tried to fly around the rain on the radar there.
Happen in -- in at 757 like this when witnesses say -- people from their seats and slam them into the ceiling.
It rattled the rattled passengers described a scene of complete panic here listen.
Everybody's blaming anybody it is feeling is -- before you know I don't think there's only dollar -- and then I -- Did I -- got anybody for -- We -- gonna.
-- and I.
There was there -- -- the whole thing lasted just fifteen seconds but plenty long to put three people in the hospital.
Chris -- with the details tonight it's fortunate that this happened when it did I guess right Trace.
Yet because the seat belt sign was not the time -- there about thirty minutes outside -- Miami suggests making their initial dissent which is about the time that you had the flight attendants kind of walking doing their final checks that's also about the time that people are kind of getting up.
To go to the back after one last time and of course there are people at that time that have not yet buckled.
Their seat belts here are two of them listen.
I know Celtics something like that in the past.
Basically and I mean it -- only send millions of bumps and just -- that is and -- it's okay and that's soon.
So what I told.
It is generally there.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- You -- injected three people were taken -- the hospital but also several others were treated for minor injuries right there.
At the gate when the playing god and -- traits often when you're flying -- hear from the pilot we've been radioed by another plane that there's turbulence in the year I guess they just had no warning this time.
Now and you know they checked -- radar in the cockpit as well and there were no signs of this fails to get weather updates but he had that that would you just mentioned -- the pilots.
What often radio other pilots and that's a big indicator that there is some turbulence in the area but in this case.
There was no -- -- some are saying this might have been a case of clear air turbulence or cat that's what happens when you have.
-- -- going at different speeds and they collide and just like after a crash.
The NTSB will look into this let's -- It'll probably be -- good thorough.
I'm studying what happened and what the pilots were seeing at the time and what the reports were at that time the white in any -- -- -- encounter this as well.
-- I think -- be good analysis of and then probably they'll learn something from.
-- we should know there have been some fatalities on board flights because of clear air turbulence but.
There's no record of it ever bringing down a passenger jet.
He -- Trace Gallagher live four -- thanks a lot.
We've all seen.
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