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

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American Airlines said all of its fights in and out of Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C., airports were cancelled Friday.

It's true 1 by 1 we all started getting sick.

Another seconded the pilot's record, writing, "My entire flight threw up while trying to land in DC because of the Philly weather".

According to the flight-tracking site FlightAware, more than 2,800 flights within, into, or out of the U.S. had been canceled as of Friday afternoon, while more than 2,000 had been delayed.

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A major nor'easter pounded the East Coast on Friday, packing heavy rain, intermittent snow and strong winds as residents from the mid-Atlantic to ME braced for coastal flooding.

Nearly everyone onboard a short East Coast flight threw up - pilots included - as the plane descended upon Dulles Airport near D.C. amid stormy, hyperturbulent conditions. The 50-passenger plane landed safely and there were no injuries reported or medical care needed.

The flight - reportedly a Bombardier CRJ200 with a passenger capacity of 50 and crew of three - experienced a rough landing because of the storm, which caused "pretty much every one on the plane" to throw up, according to a pilot's report. "No customers required medical attention because of the turbulence".

Perhaps it was the small size of the jet that caused it to be rocked especially hard by the storm. To avoid a similar incident, we're thinking that next time, delaying the trip might not be such a bad thing.

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