Severe turbulence injures 30 on flight from Istanbul to New York

Severe turbulence injures 30 on flight from Istanbul to New York

Severe turbulence injured 30 people aboard a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul that landed safely at New York’s Kennedy International Airport on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

Spokesman Steve Coleman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said 28 people were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center after the plane landed at 5.35pm.

Two people were taken to Queens Hospital Medical Centre. Most of the people suffered minor injuries, including bumps, bruises and cuts. One suffered a broken leg.

Mr Coleman said most of the passengers and some crew members were treated inside an airport terminal.

Turkish Airlines Flight 1 encountered the turbulence about 45 minutes before landing at JFK, Coleman said.

The Port Authority spokesman said other airport operations were not affected.

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