A Turkish Airlines plane made an emergency landing at the John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday night after 32 passengers, including a flight attendant, were injured when the plane encountered turbulence, officials said.
According to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the city's Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Boeing 777 was en route to Istanbul from New York when the aircraft encountered turbulence in flight.
There were 329 people on board, including 21 crew members, according to Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
#FDNY confirms that the total number of patients treated at JFK airport following a turbulent flight was reduced to 29 nonfatal injuries. FDNY continues to work on stage.
– FDNY (@FDNY) March 10, 2019
Turbulence occurred 45 minutes before landing in Maine, authorities said.
Twenty-five of the passengers were injured on board, Coleman said. Ten passengers were taken to the hospital after the plane landed at 5:35 pm on Saturday.
Coleman said that one flight attendant had a broken leg and that others had bumps, bruises and cuts. Most of the passengers were treated inside an airport terminal.
Emergency first responders are working with the port authority representatives on site and the situation is changing, according to the FDNY.
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