30 injured as Turkish airlines flight to New York hits turbulence

 Monday, March 11, 2019 


About 45 minutes before landing at JFK, Turkish Airlines Flight 1 hit the turbulence. 30 people were injured with the suffering ranging from bumps, bruises, cuts to a broken leg. As per the Federal Aviation Administration, the crew declared an emergency while the Boeing 777 was still in the air.






Terrified passengers and crew were tossed over as the plane flew over Maine on Saturday but it landed safely at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, at 5:35 p.m. Dozens of ambulances lined up in front of a terminal to quickly treat the injured coming off the flight that left Istanbul for the 10-hour trip.





28 people were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens after the plane touched down. Two went to Queens Hospital Medical Center. A flight attendant suffered a broken leg, as per reports.





Turkish Airlines officials in a statement early Sunday confirmed that the flight carrying 326 passengers and 18 crew members ‘encountered an unusual turbulence about 40 minutes before landing’ in New York.  The airline said it is “deeply saddened by this unfortunate experience, and closely monitors the health status of injured passengers, and is making resources available to them.”





Earlier in the day, Newark Liberty International Airport temporarily closed its runways after a flight from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale made an emergency landing with smoke in its cargo hold. The National Weather Service had issued advisories on Saturday warning pilots of expected turbulence.




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