Plane Traveling From Mexico to Dallas Diverted in Austin

Officials say an American Eagle flight from Mexico was diverted because of heavy storms in Texas and that some passengers requested medical attention after turbulence aboard the flight.

The plane, operated by Mesa Airlines, landed in Austin on Wednesday night as thunderstorms moved through the state. Tornado watches were issued around Austin and gusty winds were likely around Dallas.

The diverted flight had 79 people on board and was bound for Dallas. The Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Service says two people  -- one passenger and one flight attendant -- were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The airline reported no damage to the plane.

Passengers are staying in a hotel Wednesday night and will fly back to Dallas in Thursday morning.

At DFW Airport, 242 cancellations and 36 delays were reported at 6:45 a.m. Most cancellations were flights headed to DFW.

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