30 injured as turbulence hits Turkish Airlines flight

123rf

At least 30 people suffered minor injuries after a Turkish Airlines flight hit severe turbulence before it landed safely at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday.

According to reports, the injured have been moved to local hospitals, mainly for treatment of bumps, cuts and bruises, with one flight attendant suffering a broken leg.

The passenger jet hit the turbulence about 45 minutes before landing, officials said, adding that the crew declared an emergency while the Boeing 777 was still in the air.

More from International

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Starting Up

    1:00pm - 3:00pm

    StartingUp is your weekly guide to launching a new business in the UAE. Every Saturday we bring you inspirational stories, business news, and expert advice to help you get your idea off the ground.

  • The Best of Dubai Eye 103.8

    3:00pm - 6:00pm

    Hear the highlights from the week gone by on Dubai Eye 103.8. Listen again to the best interviews, advice and the top stories that has gripped our conversation this week.

On Dubai Eye

Business Breakfast