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Turbulence injures 26 on flight, diverted to Miami

MIAMI (AP) - Fire rescue officials in Miami say four people were seriously injured when a Continental Airlines flight from Rio de Janeiro experienced turbulence.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesman Elkin Sierra says 26 people were injured Monday. Four are in serious condition. Another 22 with bumps and bruises are in stable condition.

Miami International Airport spokesman Marc Henderson says Continental Flight 128, which was traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Houston, was diverted to Miami. He says 168 people were on board.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the plane landed safely at 5:30 a.m. The plane reported hitting severe turbulence at 4:30 a.m.


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