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More than 20 passengers hurt by JetBlue turbulence

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RAPID CITY, SD (AP) -

A JetBlue flight was diverted to western South Dakota after turbulence left more than 20 passengers and crew members injured.

JetBlue spokeswoman Katherine McMillan told The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/2aQR3o7 ) that flight 429 was traveling from Boston to Sacramento, California, on Thursday when it was diverted to Rapid City, South Dakota, where it landed around 7:30 p.m.

South Dakota news outlets report that 22 passengers and two crew members were taken to a local hospital but were all treated for minor injuries and released.

McMillan says care team members were being sent to assist injured customers and a replacement aircraft was on its way.

No other details were immediately available.

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