Storm grounds plane in Little Rock; 2 flight attendants injured

Wednesday's storm grounded a plane headed from Dallas to Memphis

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A plane headed to Memphis from Dallas made a stop in Little Rock due to storms, and left two flight attendants injured. 

According to Shane Carter with Clinton National Airport, turbulence forced American Airlines flight 3358 to ground in Arkansas' capital city.

The stop delayed the flight, but it is set to depart for Memphis at 7:15 p.m.

THV11 content partner WFAA shared this statement from American Airlines officials:

“American Eagle Flight 3358, operated by Envoy Air, from Dallas/Fort Worth to Memphis, Tenn., encountered turbulence and diverted to Little Rock, Ark. The Embraer E175 aircraft landed without incident at 12:02 p.m. CT, and safely taxied to a gate. Two Envoy flight attendants were transported to a local hospital, and no passengers reported any injuries.”

American Airlines added that the seat belt light was illuminated when the aircraft encountered turbulence. Envoy Air has sent a replacement aircraft to Little Rock, which is expected to arrive in Little Rock at 4:39 p.m.

A passenger shared with THV11 that a drink cart ripped a seat during the turbulence, and drinks splashed onto the plane's ceiling.  

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