At least 30 injured after flight hits severe turbulence

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Turkish Airlines Flight One, non-stop service from Istanbul landed at JFK Airport New York at 5.35pm Saturday night.

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

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.

Another passenger Sead Nikaj, told the network "nobody announced it or anything like that so we figured out something was wrong".

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

Steve Coleman, spokesman for the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, said that 28 people were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Centre in Queens to treat injuries.

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

"Then seeing blood all over".

NBC New York reported those hurt had mostly suffered bumps and bruises, though the full extent of the injuries is not known at this time. One had a broken leg.

It was the second mishap on Saturday involving a plane in the NY metropolitan area.

The incident comes just hours after neighboring Newark Airport was forced to close all of its runways after a flight from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale made an emergency landing due to smoke in the cargo hold.