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Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 08/09/2011

3 treated after D.C. flight makes emergency landing in South Carolina

6:20 p.m. Update: According to an American Airlines spokesman, two passengers and a flight attendant were treated for minor injuries after the plane encountered severe turbulence.

The flight was carrying 152 passengers and a crew of six when it landed in Charleston.

Airline officials planned to send a replacement for the Boeing 737-800 so that the passengers could continue their trip Tuesday night.

5:40 p.m. Update: American Airlines Flight 734 made the emergency landing in Charleston after suffering turbulence, according to aviation officials.

Flight records show that the plane departed Miami International Airport at 2:56 p.m. headed for Reagan National Airport, but diverted to Charleston, landing at 4:21 p.m.

Stormy weather has been affecting air travel in the eastern portion of the country Tuesday afternoon, causing delays in the New York, Philadelphia and Miami-Fort Lauderdale areas.

Original post: CHARLESTON, S.C. — An American Airlines flight from Miami to Washington has landed in Charleston after encountering what an airport official called severe turbulence.

Becky Beaman of the Charleston County Aviation Authority said the plane landed in Charleston shortly before 4:30 p.m. She said she didn’t know the flight number.

Beaman said emergency medical services were there to meet the plane but did not know if anyone was injured. A message left with the airline was not immediately returned Tuesday afternoon.

By Associated Press and staff reports  |  05:39 PM ET, 08/09/2011

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