Air turbulence injures flight attendants on flight to Chicago

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Posted: May 17, 2016 10:14 AM

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Southwest Airlines flight from Boston to Chicago encountered strong turbulence that injured two flight attendants and forced the plane to land early on Tuesday for safety reasons, the airline said.

Southwest Airlines Flight 147 hit turbulence after taking off from Logan International Airport and returned to Boston, where the two flight attendants were hospitalized with unspecified injuries, Southwest spokeswoman Michelle Agnew said.

The 133 passengers got off the plane and no serious injuries were reported, Agnew said. A new flight crew was brought in and all the passengers continued on the flight to Chicago's Midway International Airport, arriving about 4-1/2 hours behind schedule, Agnew said. 

(Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales; Editing by Will Dunham)