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30 people injured after heavy turbulence on aircraft landed at JFK Airport, officials say



JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) – 30 people were injured after heavy turbulence aboard a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul landed at JFK Airport on Saturday night, officials say.

28 passengers and two crew members were evaluated on the scene for harmless damage just before 6 o'clock Ten people were taken to the hospital. Some passengers hit the head of the plane.

Passengers say heart-paced turbulence lasted about six minutes. When it was over, every second row had some either injured or bleeding. Officials say severe turbulence caused bruises, cuts, broken bones and gashes on some passengers' heads.

An apparent airline crew member was seen out of the terminal with a bandage around the leg.

Several young children also needed medical help.

The plane with 326 passengers on board was over Maine when it happened.

The National Weather Service had issued turbulence advice, but no one expected this.

The FAA issued a statement saying
Turkish Airlines Flight 1

, Boeing 777, landed safely at John F. Kennedy International Airport at 05:35. after declaring an emergency and reported that several passengers were injured when the plane arose turbulence. Check with the Port Authority of NY and NJ for information on the number of injuries and medical response to the aircraft after the landing. The plane originates from Istanbul.

Turkish Airlines also released a statement:
Turkish Airlines confirms that TK01 Istanbul – New York Flight faced an unusual turbulence about 40 minutes before landing at New York JFK Airport. The Boeing 777-type aircraft, which had departed from Istanbul with 326 passengers and 18 crews, landed safely at the airport at. 5.35 Saturday after experiencing the turbulence. 28 passengers on board and 2 cabin crews, who had experienced fatal injuries, were taken to the hospital at the aircraft's landing, for their overall control. Turkish Airlines, the top-priority airline security and passenger airline, is deeply saddened by this unfortunate experience, and is closely following the health status of injured passengers and making resources available to them.

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