Flight to Houston diverted with injuries to Miami

POSTED: Monday, August 3, 2009 - 6:30am

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:04pm

MIAMI — A flight headed to Houston from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil had to make an unexpected stop in Miami about dozens were injured after the plane hit turbulence.

Miami-Dade fire officials say 26 people were injured. While 4 are in serious condition, twenty-two people are in stable condition with bumps and bruises.

Continental Flight 128 landed safely at 5:30 Monday morning after reportedly hitting turbulence at 4 thirty a.m.

A Federal Aviation Administrator told the Associated Press those not seriously injured would be flown onto Houston.

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