At least 30 injured on Turkish Airlines flight to JFK

At least 30 injured on Turkish Airlines flight to JFK

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

"Nobody announced it or anything like that so we figured out something was wrong", Sead Nikaj, a passenger on the plane, told ABC News.

One flight attendant broke a leg as a Turkish Airlines plane was buffeted by turbulence. According to passengers, the aircraft made a sudden drop that caused a mass number of injuries to take place.

"Then I see people start flying on the plane".

At least 29 people suffered non-life-threatening injuries due to heavy turbulence on a flight that landed Saturday at New York's JFK Airport, authorities said.

"Then seeing blood all over".

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Spokesman Steve Coleman of the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey said 28 people were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Centre after the plane touched down at 5.35pm local time (10.35pm GMT) on Saturday.

The injuries were "mostly bumps, bruises and cuts", Coleman said, though one person suffered a possible broken leg.

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

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.

It was the second mishap involving a plane in the NY metropolitan area.