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Fractures, bruises & cuts: 30+ injured in severe turbulence on Turkish Airlines flight to New York

Fractures, bruises & cuts: 30+ injured in severe turbulence on Turkish Airlines flight to New York
Dozens of passengers have suffered various injuries after a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to New York experienced extreme turbulence on landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport, city authorities have said.

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.

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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