Severe Turbulence Diverts AA Flight

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    A flight attendant and two passengers were treated for minor injuries when AA Flight 734 encountered "severe turbulence" according to Fort Worth-based American Airlines.

    An American Airlines flight that hit severe turbulence landed in Charleston, S.C., and officials say one flight attendant and two passengers were treated for minor injuries.

    Fort Worth-based American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith said Flight 734 hit rough air near the Florida-Georgia border. The flight was headed from Miami to Reagan National Airport in Washington with 152 passengers and a crew of six.

    The Boeing 737 landed shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Smith said emergency medical crews met the plane and treated those who were hurt. Video from South Carolina showed Charleston County EMS loading a patient into an ambulance outside the terminal.

    He said a replacement plane was being flown to Charleston and the passengers would continue on. NBCWashington.com reports the plane is expected to arrive at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

    Smith said the plane made a normal landing and added that mechanics will check out the aircraft for any damage.