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Accident: Skywest CRJ7 near St. Louis on Aug 22nd 2017, turbulence injures flight attendant

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A Skywest Airlines Canadair CRJ-700 on behalf of American Airlines, performing flight from Atlanta,GA to Chicago O’Hare,IL (USA), about 120nm south of Saint Louis,MO (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Saint Louis reporting a flight attendant had sustained a head injury as result of turbulence. The aircraft landed safely in Saint Louis about 25 minutes later.

The airline reported a flight attendant and two passengers were taken to a hospital for evaluation after the aircraft had encountered severe turbulence enroute.

The occurrence aircraft departed Saint Louis after about 2.5 hours on the ground and reached Chicago with a delay of 3:15 hours.

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