Serious turbulence led to dozens of passengers being injured on a Turkish Airlines flight on Saturday night just before landing in New York.
Flight 001 came in from Istanbul, Turkey, about 45 minutes from landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport when it encountered turbulent conditions and left dozens of injuries, according to the port authority and New York City Fire Department (FDNY).
FDNY reported that 29 passengers were injured during the uneven flight aboard the Boeing 777, carrying 326 passengers and 21
The flight landed safely and damage was considered life-threatening, with many described as shocks and bruises, according to NBC New York.
Ten people were taken to a nearby hospital after the plane had landed at 5:35, according to spokesman Steve Coleman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who also stated that a person had a broken leg.
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The remainder of the injured were evaluated within a terminal at JFK Airport.
Pilots warned of the possibility of running in severe turbulence Saturday night after National Weather Service (NWS)) Aviation Weather Center issued counseling over New England.
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