Severe Turbulence Forces American Airlines Flight Diversion to Boston
An American Airlines jet flying from New York-JFK Airport (JFK) to Brussels made an unscheduled landing at Boston-Logan (BOS) Sunday night after flying through severe turbulence. The flight appeared to have flown through strong thunderstorms off the southeast coast of Long Island, according to a FlightAware map.
American Flight 172, a Boeing 757-200, landed safely at 10:40pm. It had departed over three hours late due to strong thunderstorms passing through the area, the same which likely caused the turbulence.
None of the flight’s 159 passengers and nine crew members reported injuries. The flight was scheduled to depart Boston for Brussels at 11:54pm, though this was subject to change.