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(NEW YORK) — Two flight attendants were hospitalized with injuries when an American Eagle flight from Dallas/Fort Worth to Memphis Wednesday experienced turbulence.

No passengers reported any injuries, American Airlines rep Ross Feinstein said. American Eagle Flight 3358, which was operated by Envoy Air, diverted to Little Rock, Ark. and landed safely around 12:02 CT, Feinstein said.

A maintenance team was inspecting the Embraer E175 aircraft, while Envoy Air sent a replacement aircraft to Little Rock, which arrived around at 4:45 p.m. CT.

The seat belt sign was illuminated when the aircraft encountered turbulence, Feinstein said.

A passenger told ABC affiliate WFAA in Dallas the turbulence was so bad it flipped a beverage cart, injuring a male flight attendant and tearing a leather seat.

The flight attendant had “multiple cuts” on his face, the passenger said.

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