Mid-air turbulence in Turkish Airlines flight injures 30

Istanbul: A flight operating between Istanbul-New York experienced unusual turbulence on Saturday injuring 30 people onboard.

The incident occurred at about 40 minutes before landing at New York’s JFK Airport.

Turkish Airlines confirmed that its TK01 Istanbul-New York Flight encountered unusual turbulence.

According to Turkish Airlines Inc., the Boeing 777 type aircraft, which had taken off from Istanbul with 326 passengers and 18 crew members, landed safely at the airport at 5.35 pm on Saturday, after it experienced the said turbulence.

“28 passengers onboard and 2 cabin staff, who had sustained non-life threatening injuries, were taken to the hospital upon the flight’s landing, for their overall control,” the airline said.