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Travelers lived some scary moments after part of a plane's wing broke off during extreme turbulence.

News 12 Staff

May 6, 2022, 11:56 AM

Updated 805 days ago

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Travelers lived some scary moments after part of a plane's wing broke off during extreme turbulence.
The Federal Aviation Administration says it happened Thursday on an American Airlines jet headed from Charleston to Dallas-Fort Worth.
Crew members noticed after diverting and safely landing in Birmingham.
A passenger says most of the flight was smooth, the turbulence only lasted about two seconds, but was rough.
From Alabama, passengers went on to Texas on a different flight and everyone is safe.


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