At least 32 injured on Turkish Airlines flight to JFK

11 March, 2019, 10:54 | Author: Billie Castillo
  • Turbulance injures at least 25 on flight into New York

Turkish Airlines officials issued a statement confirming the flight "encountered an unusual turbulence about 40 minutes before landing" in NY.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement to ABC News that a Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 landed safely at 5:35 p.m., after declaring an emergency and reporting that several passengers were injured due to turbulence. Most suffered minor injuries, including bumps, bruises and cuts.

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The plane was rocked by severe turbulence and caused passengers to be thrown from their seats.

The plane was carrying more than 300 passengers and crew members.

Another passenger Sead Nikaj, told the network "nobody announced it or anything like that so we figured out something was wrong".

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"It started, I was in the bathroom, so it started to go all the way down, so I fell down on the floor and I was all the way up to the ceiling".

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

"Then seeing blood all over".

Earlier, a spokesman for the FDNY said 32 people were injured.

The New York City-bound Turkish Airlines Flight 001 had 326 passengers and 21 crew members on board. Turkish Airlines officials were not immediately available for comment.

It was the second incident at a major New York-area airport on Saturday.



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