No details were provided from American Airlines regarding the extent or nature of the injuries.
A reporter for ProPublica, Jessica Huseman, tweeted that she had been on the flight. Among the injured was a flight attendant who reportedly dislocated his shoulder.
The flight arrived about 30 minutes ahead of its scheduled 3:45 p.m. landing.
Huseman also described how impressed she was with AA flight attendants and employees during and after the situation.
American Airlines flight 759 (file photo) had "severe turbulence" before landing at Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday.
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6ABC News also received the following statement from American Airlines.
American Airlines flight 759 from Athens, Greece to Philadelphia International Airport briefly encountered severe turbulence shortly before landing safely in Philadelphia.
Of the almost 300 people on board American Airlines flight 759, three passengers and seven crew members were evaluated, the airline said in a statement.
Flight attendants had just finished handing out drinks before the plane lurched, causing drinks to go flying and people to slam into the ceiling, according to reports.
"We are taking care of our passengers and our crew members at this time and want to thank our team members for keeping our passengers safe", said an airline spokesperson following the incident.