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Air France Flight From Paris to New York Turns Back After Severe Turbulence

A transatlantic flight from Paris to New York was forced to turn back after encountering severe turbulence strong enough to injure three crew members.
Image: FRANCE-AEROSPACE-SHOW-LEBOURGET
Airbus A380 flies over Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, on June 17, 2013.ERIC FEFERBERG / AFP - Getty Images file

A transatlantic flight to New York was forced to turn back after encountering severe turbulence that was strong enough to injure three crew members, the airline said.

The Air France Airbus A380 had just left Paris when it "encountered strong turbulence at the beginning of the cruise phase" over northern England, Air France Spokesperson Ulli Gendrot told NBC News. Air France said three crew members suffered concussions and were treated when the aircraft, flight AF006, landed safely in Paris at 4:26 p.m. local time (10:26 a.m. ET). No passengers were injured, the airline added.

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