Jan. 16, 2013 at 12:56 PM ET
Passengers on an American Eagle flight on Wednesday suffered injuries from turbulence, fire officials in Chicago said.
Three passengers on board American Eagle Flight 3720 complained of head injuries and one was transported to the hospital, the Chicago Fire Department said on its official media Twitter account. The two other patients refused treatment, fire officials said.
The flight, en route from New Orleans, had 26 passengers and four crew members onboard when it hit turbulence while descending from 31,000 feet to 29,000 feet, American Airlines spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan told NBC News. The seatbelt sign was illuminated, the airline said.
American Eagle is a regional carrier that operates flights for American Airlines.
The jet, a Bombardier CRJ-700, landed without incident at Chicago's O'Hare International at 9:31 a.m. local time, the airline said.