Turbulence injures 30 on flight from Istanbul to NY

TURBULENCE Plane had to make emergency landing

TURBULENCE Plane had to make emergency landing

Dozens of passengers have suffered various injuries after a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to NY experienced extreme turbulence on landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport, city authorities have said.

There were 329 people on board, including 21 crew members, according to Steve Coleman, a spokesman with the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey.

Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said one injury was a broken leg. Officials said it might have been a flight crew member.

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Coleman says most of the passengers were treated inside an airport terminal.

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 Port Authority spokesman says other airport operations were not affected.

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Several of the passengers were taken to area hospitals as the rest were evaluated for bumps and bruises on-scene.

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

The airline didn't immediately respond to request for comment.

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