Passengers endured heavy turbulence on Tuesday during an American Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea, that was supposed to go to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Texas.
Dallas attorney Marc Stanley posted a video (below) on YouTube of the scary moments after takeoff. The video shows people crying, screaming and praying as the plane is tossed around.
“There was this big drop,” Stanley told CBS Dallas-Fort Worth. “And food and plates and service materials, my iPhone and everything just started flying all over the place.”
“The flight attendants, I knew one flew up and hit the exit sign on top of the plane and broke it,” added Stanley. “Another one was passed out. There was lots of calls for doctors and nurses. It was surreal.”
“The pilot has been flying for more than 30 years. The co-pilot, the flight attendant for 35 years. Everybody said they’ve never, ever, ever seen anything like this," stated Stanley.
The crew tried to calm the frightened passengers as the plane made an emergency landing at the Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan.
"Four passengers and one crew member have been transported to local hospitals for further observation and treatment," American Airlines spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said in a written statement, noted CNN.
"Passengers have been transported to hotels and will continue their travel to DFW tomorrow (Wednesday)," added Huguely. "Our team in Tokyo will continue to provide all necessary support to take care of our passengers and crew."