Turbulance injures at least 25 on flight into NY

Gladys Abbott
March 10, 2019

Almost 30 people are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries after their flight was hit with strong turbulence prior to landing in NY. Then seeing blood all over. One had a broken leg.

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. Many ambulances were seen as the injured passengers arrived.

Spokesman Steve Coleman of the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey told The Associated Press that 28 people were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens after the plane touched down at 5:35 p.m. Two went to Queens Hospital Medical Centre. Most suffered minor injuries, including bumps, bruises and cuts.

A Turkish Airlines Flight was forced to take the extreme action with chaos on board due to the extreme conditions.

Passenger Amir Mehrbakhsh said he saw one man frantically screaming. I was keep jumping, jumping up and down and I was looking for the door. "I kept hearing him say 'Jesus, ' like he was visibly distraught".

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The Port Authority said that 29 people were hurt, but those injuries were not life-threatening.

Prior to landing the captain of this Boeing 777 with 326 passengers and 21 crew members on board declared an emergency.

They said at least two dozen passengers and crew suffered various injuries.

According to Storm Team A flight data, the plane flew directly in its approach to NY without making any deviations.

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

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