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Reports: American Airlines flight hits turbulence; several injured

In this file photo, a ramp worker rolls

In this file photo, a ramp worker rolls past an American Airlines plane at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. on May 15, 2014. Credit: AP

An American Airlines Boeing 737 that departed from LaGuardia Airport on Friday morning landed safely at Miami International Airport after its crew reported hitting turbulence over Florida, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Several passengers sustained minor injuries, according to multiple news reports. American Airlines said a flight attendant was taken to a hospital in Miami, according to ABC News. The airline said the plane’s seat belt sign was on at the time, ABC reported.

Five passengers were evaluated after landing and released, ABC reported.

Asked about injuries, the FAA referred questions to American Airlines, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the incident.

The FAA said the jet, Flight 1410, was over Vero Beach, Florida, at an altitude of about 34,000 feet, when the turbulence was reported. The flight landed in Miami at 11:30 a.m.

It was not immediately clear how many passengers and crew were aboard the flight.

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