A Turkish Airlines flight makes emergency landing at JFK: FAA

A Turkish Airlines flight makes emergency landing at JFK: FAA

Thirty people, including two crew members, were injured when a Turkish Airlines flight encountered turbulence over ME while approaching JFK Airport in NY, authorities said.

After the aircraft landed shortly after 5:30 p.m., the FDNY said 29 passengers, including three children, were treated for non-life threatening injuries, CBS New York reported.

Among 28 passengers, who were referred to the hospital, 18 were discharged after their treatment, and 10 of passengers are still under control, another statement added.

Almost 30 people are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries after their flight was hit with strong turbulence prior to landing in NY.

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".

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"Then I see people start flying on the plane". One had a broken leg.

Flight TK01 encountered "unusual turbulence" about 40 minutes before landing at the airport, the airline said.

Watch above: Video taken by Sead Nikaj, a passenger on the Turkish Airlines flight.

The National Weather Service had issued advisories Saturday warning pilots of expected turbulence in New England.

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

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