24 hospitalized after Sacramento bound flight hits severe turbulence

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Several people have been injured after a flight headed for Sacramento was forced to make an emergency landing in South Dakota. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Several people have been injured after a flight headed for Northern California was forced to make an emergency landing in South Dakota.

Twenty-two passengers and two crew members were hospitalized after JetBlue Flight 429 hit severe turbulence. The plane was traveling from Boston to Sacramento but made an emergency landing in Rapid City.

Passengers have been thanking crew members on social media, saying despite the crew's own injuries, they were professional and kept the situation from feeling worse.

Passengers describe things flying all over the plane and a lot of people screaming.

Passengers who were not hurt are safely now in Sacramento. The backup plane that picked them up in South Dakota landed in Sacramento.
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