A Skywest Airlines Canadair CRJ-700 on behalf of American Airlines was performing flight from Atlanta to Chicago O’Hare, when the crew decided to divert to Saint Louis reporting a flight attendant had sustained a head injury as result of turbulence.
The aircraft landed safely in Saint Louis about 25 minutes later.
The FAA reported one flight attendant received injuries as result of turbulence enroute, the severity of the injuries is still being assessed.
The airline reported a flight attendant and two passengers were taken to a hospital for evaluation after the aircraft had encountered severe turbulence enroute.
The occurrence aircraft departed Saint Louis after about 2.5 hours on the ground and reached Chicago as flight OO-9851 with a delay of 3:15 hours.