30 injured as a Boeing 777 Plane Carrying 326 Passengers hits Severe Turbulence
30 people on an international flight coming into Kennedy Airport were injured when the flight experienced severe turbulence before landing, according to the Port Authority.
Turkish Airlines Flight 001 landed safely at JFK at 5:30 p.m. Saturday after the turbulence occurred, authorities said.
Flight 001 was coming in from Istanbul, Turkey, about 45 minutes away from landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport when it encountered turbulent conditions, leaving dozens hurt, according to the Port Authority and the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).
The FDNY reported that 30 passengers were hurt during the bumpy flight aboard the Boeing 777, which carried 326 passengers and 21 crew.
The flight landed safely, and injuries were considered non-life-threatening, with many being described as bumps and bruises, according to NBC New York.
Ten people were taken to a nearby hospital after the plane landed at 5:35 p.m., according to spokesman Steve Coleman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who also stated that one person had a broken leg.
The remainder of those hurt were evaluated inside a terminal at JFK Airport.
Pilots were warned of the potential for running into severe turbulence Saturday night after the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Aviation Weather Center issued advisories over New England.