United Airlines flight experiences extreme turbulence, 'entire flight threw up'


Some passengers managed to board a flight from Charlottesville, Virginia to Washington Dulles International Airport on Friday - but they may wish that they didn't.

One tweeted out, "It's true 1 by 1 we all started getting sick".

High winds near Washington DC have made for such a rough landing that everyone on a recently-landing plane threw up.

The flight was en route to Washington Dulles International Airport when it was hit with bad weather from a powerful nor'easter bringing up to 70 miles per hour winds, rain and snow.

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But the pilot of a plane that did take off reported that "pretty much every one on the plane threw up". The nor'easter has brought heavy winds, sleet, and rain in its wake, and FlightAware.com reported that more than 3,000 flights have been canceled and 4,800 delayed.

It was not clear how many passengers were on the flight. "A few customers onboard the regional jet became ill as the aircraft was preparing to land. No customers required medical attention because of the turbulence".

According to Air Wisconsin's website, the aircraft was a Bombardier CRJ200 with a passenger capacity of 50 and a crew of three.

On March 2nd, a nor'easter, bomb cyclone, winter storm or whatever other names the weather people are calling it now, rolled through the Northeast and wreaked all sorts of havoc in the region. To avoid a similar incident, we're thinking that next time, delaying the trip might not be such a bad thing.