Injuries reported when flight to JFK hits 'extreme turbulence'

Injuries reported when flight to JFK hits 'extreme turbulence'

Spokesman Steve Coleman of the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey says 10 passengers were taken to a hospital.

The 10 passengers sent to a local hospital included a child and one with a possible broken leg, he said.

The FDNY says 29 passengers on a flight from Istanbul were treated for non-life threatening injuries after their aircraft encountered heavy turbulence.

The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey says Turkish Air flight 1 was travelling from Istanbul to NY when it encountered intense turbulence mid-flight and declared an emergency.

A flight operating between Istanbul-New York experienced unusual turbulence on Saturday injuring 30 people onboard.

The plane was flying from Istanbul to JFK with 326 passengers and 21 crew members on board.

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The Boeing 777 flight landed safely with emergency services rushing to help the injured.

The plane was rocked by severe turbulence and caused passengers to be thrown from their seats.

In a statement issued on Sunday, Turkish Airlines said it was "deeply saddened by this unfortunate experience, and closely monitors the health status of injured passengers, and is making resources available to them".

"Nobody announced it or anything like that so we figured out something was wrong", Sead Nikaj, a passenger on the plane, told ABC News.

It was the second mishap involving a plane in the NY metropolitan area.

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