Turbulence injures 30 on flight from Istanbul to NY

Irving Hamilton
March 11, 2019

Nearby Jamaica Hospital in Queens said seven patients were being evaluated there. "I see she is on the floor", said Emdadul Haque who was a passenger on the plane.

Others were said to have suffered bumps, bruises and cuts.

The Boeing 777 had taken off from Istanbul with 326 passengers and 21 crew members.

The flight encountered the turbulence about 45 minutes before landing at JFK at 5:35 p.m. local time (2235 GMT). "I think he was like doing a religious chant".

There was like one or two seconds when it was subtle, but then it really started to pick up.

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Her psychological state is now perilous, and she is suffering from significant neurological and other physical health issues. She maintains her innocence, and says she was on holiday in Iran taking her daughter Gabriella to visit her parents.

The New York Fire Department said it was treating 29 passengers for "non-life-threatening injuries" at the airport, after having initially reported the number on Twitter at 32.

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

Turkish Airlines expressed its regrets about this unfortunate experience and stated that it closely monitors the health status of injured passengers and is making resources available to them.

The National Weather Service's Aviation Weather Center had warned pilots of severe turbulence over New England on Saturday evening.

There was another incident earlier on Sunday when Newark Liberty International Airport was forced to temporarily close its runways after a flight from Montreal to Florida made an emergency landing because of smoke in its cargo hold.

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