NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - 29 passengers and crew members were injured on a flight that landed at JFK Airport Saturday evening due to severe turbulence.
Turkish Airlines Flight 001 had 326 passengers and 21 crew members on board. It originated in Istanbul, turkey. It landed at JFK at about 5:35 p.m.
All of the injures were considered non-life-threatening according to the FDNY. EMS and Port Authority emergency personnel were on the scene. Many ambulances were seen as the injured passengers arrived.
Spokesman Steve Coleman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says 10 passengers were taken to a hospital. One had a broken leg and others suffered bumps, bruises and cuts. The rest were treated inside the terminal.
The incident took place about 45 minutes before the plane landed.
#FDNY is currently treating 32 passengers with non-life-threatening injuries at JFK airport. FDNY EMS is working with Port Authority on scene, and the situation is developing.— FDNY (@FDNY) March 10, 2019