Dozens injured on flight due to severe turbulence

One flight attendant broke a leg as a Turkish Airlines plane was buffeted by turbulence. Chandan Khanna AFP

The turbulence began about 40 minutes before the 10-hour long flight was set to land at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City on Saturday.

After the flight, which originated in Istanbul, landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport at 5:35 p.m., 28 people were hospitalized at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, spokesman Steve Coleman of the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey said.

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There were more than 300 people on board the plane.

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"It started, I was in the bathroom, so it started to go all the way down, so I fell down on the floor and I was all the way up to the ceiling".

Thirty people on board a flight from Turkey to NY were injured during severe turbulence over ME, with one person suffering a broken leg, officials said.

"Then seeing blood all over".

"We keep closely monitoring the health status of these passengers and our team", the airline said in a statement. One had a broken leg.

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Turkish Airlines did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

It was the second incident at a major New York-area airport on Saturday.

The National Weather Service had issued advisories on Saturday warning pilots of expected turbulence.

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