Dozens hurt as New York-bound flight suffers severe turbulence
Updated 15:21, 11-Mar-2019
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Around 30 people sustained injuries on a Turkish Airlines flight after it experienced severe turbulence before safely landing in John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York City on Saturday.

The passengers' injuries were not life-threatening, with most of them described as bumps, cuts and bruises, according to local authorities.

The New York City-bound Turkish Airlines Flight 001 had 326 passengers and 21 crew members on board. The flight encountered the turbulence about 45 minutes before landing at JFK at 5:35 p.m. local time (2235 GMT).

(Top Image: File Photo – John F. Kennedy International airport in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., February 14, 2014.)