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Turbulence injures 7 in U.S.-bound flight from Punta Cana

BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 21:  A passenger plane arrives at Tegel Airport on April 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. No new date has yet been confirmed for the opening of the new BER Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport, which was originally supposed to open for operation in 2010, though recent media reports suggest March, 2018 as a possible date. The new airport, which was supposed to replace aging Tegel, has been plagued by poor management and planning, technical complications and corruption scandals.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 21: A passenger plane arrives at Tegel Airport on April 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. No new date has yet been confirmed for the opening of the new BER Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport, which was originally supposed to open for operation in 2010, though recent media reports suggest March, 2018 as a possible date. The new airport, which was supposed to replace aging Tegel, has been plagued by poor management and planning, technical complications and corruption scandals. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)  (2016 Getty Images)

Pittsburgh-bound flight from Punta Cana had to be diverted to Florida after four crew members and three passengers were injured from unexpected turbulence.

Some passengers were tossed from their seats, and one flight attendant hit her head on the ceiling of the Allegiant Airlines flight on Thursday.

The flight from the Dominican Republic hit the turbulence over the Bahamas, and the plane was diverted to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

The airline says the charter flight operated for Apple Vacations had 137 passengers and six crew members.

The Broward County sheriff's office says the injuries weren't life-threatening. The most seriously hurt was a flight attendant who had head injuries.

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The airline arranged other flights for the passengers, but some opted to drive home.

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