Fractures, bruises & cuts: 30+ injured in severe turbulence on Turkish Airlines flight to New York
Just forty-five minutes before the end of the Boeing 777-300's transatlantic journey, on approach to New York’s JFK, Turkish Airlines flight 001 experienced some unexpected turmoil, which allegedly sent passengers flying through the cabin.
FDNY: up to 32 patients being treated at JFK. FAA: Turkish Airlines Flight 1, Boeing 777, landed safely at 5:35 p.m. after declaring aemergency and reporting that several passengers were injured when the aircraft encountered turbulence. @NY1pic.twitter.com/q9QedSMQQc— Van Tieu (@Van_Tieu) March 10, 2019
Although the flight landed safely at 5:30pm local time, at least thirty-two people were injured in the mid-air mayhem, New York Fire Department said. Most passengers suffered bumps and bruises but a few people were sent to a hospital, authorities said, noting that at least one person had a broken leg.
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