A plane passenger was struck by a food cart that came loose during landing, according to the FAA.
The incident happened aboard an American Airlines Airbus A321 while it was landing in Rhode Island.
The passenger received a minor injury, per the FAA. The flight continued to operate as normal.
A passenger was struck in the head by a food cart aboard an American Airlines flight, according to a Federal Aviation Administration incident report.
The food cart aboard American Airlines flight AA2566 "came loose" while the plane was landing at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport, which serves Providence, on September 28, according to an update on the regulator's Incident Notification board posted early the following day.
The passenger, who received a minor injury, was the only person injured in the incident, per the FAA.
The Airbus A321, which had the registration N172US landed at 10:30 p.m., after departing Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina just under two hours earlier, per the flight tracking service Flight Aware. The plane and flight have continued to operate as normal since the incident.
The FAA did not provide an update on the condition of the passenger, or their identity in the post.
Both the FAA and American Airlines did not immediately respond to Insider's requests for further comment, made outside normal business hours.
A spokesperson for American Airlines told the Independent that two customers were transported to the hospital for further evaluation following the incident, which happened when a food cart "inadvertently came loose." It is not clear if the second passenger mentioned by American Airlines was injured, or merely accompanied the injured passenger mentioned by the FAA to the hospital.
"Our team has been in contact with customers who were affected to apologize. The safety of our customers and team members is our top priority and we are reviewing this issue," the spokesperson said, per the Independent.
Incidents like the one on AA flight 2566 are, thankfully, a rarity, though in August, a Southwest flight attendant suffered a broken back during a landing, which was so hard that she thought it had crashed.
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