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Flight attendants injured in turbulence

Dec. 3, 2011 at 3:46 PM   |   Comments

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Two Southwest Airlines flight attendants were injured during turbulence and taken to a hospital in Oakland, Calif., the airline said.

The flight attendants were on Southwest Flight 1489 from Albuquerque to Oakland, which landed about 8:35 p.m. Thursday, an airline spokesman said, KTVU-TV, San Jose, reported.

A third flight attendant was injured but did not require hospitalization.

A passenger said the turbulence lasted about 10 seconds.

"It was bad. The plane shook a bit and then it dropped. ... You know the kind you are glad you had your seat belt on," a passenger said.

He said the turbulence was so severe, some passengers cried.

KTVU said none of the 95 passengers on the plane was hurt.

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