Eight people on board a JetBlue flight were injured Monday due to severe turbulence shortly before the plane landed in Florida, USA.

The Airbus A320 had taken off from Guayaquil, Ecuador, bound for Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Near Jamaica, the passengers experienced dramatic moments due to intense turbulence.

As soon as the plane landed in Florida, ambulances took seven injured passengers and one crew member to a hospital, JetBlue said in a statement.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have announced an investigation into JetBlue Flight 1256.

In August, at least 11 people were injured due to turbulence over Atlanta on a Delta Air Lines flight.

In July, four were injured in a similar incident on an Allegiant Air flight from North Carolina to Florida.

According to FAA data, in 2022 four travelers and 13 flight crew members were injured due to turbulence on flights in the United States.