NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was an extremely bumpy ride for passengers heading to Miami Friday.

American Airlines Flight 1410 left LaGuardia Airport shortly after 8 a.m. and landed in Miami at 11:30 a.m.

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About 40 minutes before landing, the flight encountered severe turbulence, the airline said in a statement.

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“The seatbelt sign was on at the time. The flight landed without incident and safely taxied to the gate. Five passengers were evaluated by paramedics on arrival and were released. One flight attendant was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation,” American spokesperson Alexis Aran Coello said.

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There were 159 people on board the Boeing 737.