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JetBlue Flight 429 Hits Turbulence; 24 on Board Taken to Hospital

All were treated for minor injuries and had been released by early Friday

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    Medics respond to Flight 429. The JetBlue plane bound for Sacramento from Boston was forced to make an emergency landing in South Dakota after hitting turbulence.

    Twenty-four people were taken to the hospital after turbulence forced a JetBlue flight to make an unexpected landing.

    The airline said Flight 429 experienced bad weather while en route from Boston to Sacramento on Thursday evening and diverted to Rapid City, South Dakota.

    JetBlue said 22 passengers and two crew members were transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

    All were treated for minor injuries and had been released by early Friday, Rapid City Regional Hospital told NBC News.

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    A replacement aircraft was en route to help the remaining passengers continue on to Sacramento, the airline added in a statement.