Dozens hurt as New York-bound flight suffers severe turbulence

Dozens hurt as New York-bound flight suffers severe turbulence

The turbulence is believed to have hit the flight 45 minutes before it landed, and resulted in passengers and flight attendants being thrown into the air and around the cabin. Most injuries were minor, with passengers suffering bumps and bruises, but one person had a broken leg.

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"Then I see people start flying on the plane".

An emergency was declared after the Boeing 777 landed, with a dozen ambulances waiting at Terminal 1, but the Fire Department of NY said none of the injuries were life-threatening.

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

"Then seeing blood all over".

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The US National Weather Service had issued advisories on Saturday warning pilots of expected turbulence.

Turkish Airlines expressed its regrets about this unfortunate experience and stated that it closely monitors the health status of injured passengers and is making resources available to them.

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

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

There was another incident earlier on Sunday when Newark Liberty International Airport was forced to temporarily close its runways after a flight from Montreal to Florida made an emergency landing because of smoke in its cargo hold.

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