30 injured on turbulent flight approaching JFK Airport

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The turbulence as the flight was set to land at John F Kennedy Airport in New York City on Saturday.

Almost 30 people are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries after their flight was hit with strong turbulence prior to landing in NY.

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.

Passengers were reported to have sustained injuries such as bruising, bumps and cuts, while a flight attendant sustained a broken leg.

An global flight to JFK Airport experienced "extreme turbulence" Saturday, leading to injuries among the plane's passengers and crew.

Earlier, a spokesman for the FDNY said 32 people were injured.

The Boeing 777 flight landed safely with emergency services rushing to help the injured.

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

The plane was flying from Istanbul to JFK with 326 passengers and 21 crew members on board.

"Nobody announced it or anything like that so we figured out something was wrong", Sead Nikaj, a passenger on the plane, told ABC News.

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

"Then seeing blood all over".

According to Storm Team A flight data, the plane flew directly in its approach to NY without making any deviations.

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