Rapid City, SD

A JetBlue flight traveling from Boston to Sacramento was forced to make an emergency landing after running into turbulence so severe it caused injuries to passengers and crew.

Flight 0429 left Boston at 5:59 p.m. then was forced to make the emergency landing at Rapid City, South Dakota arriving at 7:39 p.m. local time.

Once the Airbus A320 twin-jet landed, 22 passengers and two crewmembers were reported to have sustained injuries from the flight. The injured were taken to a local hospital; all are expected to be okay.

Passengers aboard the flight have said that people were hitting their heads on the ceilings and flying out of the seatbelts.

JetBlue officials say that they believe that bad weather was the cause of the rough flight.

A replacement plane was sent to Rapid City to take the remaining passengers to their destination. The passengers eventually made it to Sacramento arriving at 4:15 a.m. local time.

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