A bumpy flight from Boston to Sacramento sent two dozen people to the hospital on Thursday evening.
According to the Boston Globe, JetBlue Flight 429 encountered some bad weather over the Plains and was forced to make an unexpected landing in Rapid City, South Dakota around 7:30 p.m. central time.
“It was almost like a bang, like we hit a wall and just dropped straight down,” Casey Corcoran, who was traveling with two young children, told Boston ABC affiliate WCVB. “There was stuff in the aisles, you had people crying.”
In a statement, JetBlue said the plane’s travelers would be boarded onto another aircraft.
“JetBlue care team members are being sent to assist injured customers, and a replacement aircraft is en route to Rapid City for customers continuing on to Sacramento.”