34 hurt as severe turbulence hits New York-bound flight

34 hurt as severe turbulence hits New York-bound flight

The rest of the injuries were minor, and included "bumps, bruises and cuts", Coleman added.

Fire officials say the injured passengers and crew members are being treated in hospitals, and no one is in serious condition. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the pilot declared an emergency and reported that several passengers were injured.

The national flag carrier will resume all flight operations planned for Atatürk Airport from its new home Istanbul Airport as of the afternoon of April 6 at 2 p.m. local time (1100GMT), it announced on Twitter.

The Turkish Airlines flight landed safely in JFK, just after 5 pm, where emergency vehicles immediately met the plane to transport the injured passengers to hospital facilities.

"Then seeing blood all over".

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According to Steve Coleman, spokesman for the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, which operates JFK Airport, most of the injuries aboard Turkish Airlines Flight 001 from Istanbul were minor.

According to passengers, the Boeing 777 made a sudden drop quickly and unexpectedly, causing a mass number of injuries to take place. One had a broken leg.

The plane was flying from Istanbul to JFK with 326 passengers and 21 crew members on board.

According to Storm Team A flight data, the plane flew directly in its approach to NY without making any deviations.

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