The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after two flight attendants were reportedly injured on a flight to Boston.
According to the FAA, a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Boston landed safely at Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday evening.
The flight crew on board had declared an emergency and diverted to Buffalo following turbulence en route to Boston Logan International Airport. The FAA says two flight attendants were reportedly injured but did not disclose the extent of their injuries.
Maya Shaked, 20, was a passenger on the flight who says she was fortunate to be strapped in.
"The plane just kind of dropped for a couple seconds," Shaked said. "Everyone panicked."
The University of Chicago student and Brookline resident said she was sitting in the front row of the flight, on her way home for Passover, when the flight ran into severe turbulence about 20 minutes into the flight.
"There was no real communication from the pilot," she said.
Southwest confirmed the incident and said that the flight crew was taken to a local hospital to be checked out.
A new flight crew was brought on board and the plane resumed its journey to Boston. A total of 143 passengers were on board the aircraft. Southwest says the plane arrived approximately 4 hours behind the scheduled arrival time, at 2 a.m.
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