Key Points:

  • A Delta Air Lines flight from Milan to Atlanta experienced "severe turbulence," requiring 11 people to be hospitalized upon landing.

  • Delta Air Lines confirms that the Airbus A350-900, which had 151 passengers, 10 attendants, and four pilots onboard, landed safely at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

  • Crew members and passengers are among those injured. Delta is providing accommodation, food, and rebooking services for all passengers.

Delta's Milan-Atlanta Flight Faces Turbulence, Hospitalizes 11

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines has confirmed that 11 people were hospitalized due to "severe turbulence" experienced during a flight from Milan to Atlanta on Tuesday. The airline issued a statement expressing gratitude towards first responders for their prompt medical assistance after the aircraft safely landed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The Airbus A350-900 involved in the incident took off from Milan and was carrying a total of 151 passengers along with a crew of 10 flight attendants and four pilots. Delta said that among the hospitalized individuals, both passengers and crew members were included.

"In the wake of the flight's safe landing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, our foremost priority is caring for our injured customers and crew," the airline conveyed through an emailed statement. Delta officials have extended support by providing accommodation, food, and assistance in rebooking flights for affected passengers.

The airline also acknowledged the crucial role played by first responders who were immediately at the scene. "We are grateful for the medical assistance provided by first responders who met the aircraft to ensure the injured were transported to the hospital," the statement read.

While details about the extent of the injuries have yet to be disclosed, the occurrence has heightened focus on the airline's safety procedures and prompted a review of the incident. Delta is currently collaborating with the necessary authorities to investigate the factors that led to the turbulence and subsequent injuries.