29 passengers injured in severe turbulence on Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to JFK Airport

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Twenty nine passengers are being treated for injuries sustained during major turbulence on a Turkish Airlines flight en route to John F Kennedy International Airport authorities say. Coleman says most of the passengers were treated inside an airport terminal. The National Weather Services Aviation Weather Center had warned pilots of severe turbulence over New England on Saturday evening. The National Weather Services Aviation Weather Center warned pilots of severe turbulence over New England on Saturday evening. Air traffic control recordings from LiveATC show the crews urgent requests to descend due to severe turbulence. Later they advised controllers that they had one injured crew member with possibly broken legs and would need medical assistance on landing. OfficialsA flight was diverted to Newark airport on Saturday with smoke in the cargo hold. The National Weather Services Aviation Weather Center had issued advisories over New England for Saturday evening warning pilots of severe turbulence. Other pilots had noted turbulence as well and as of Saturday night pilots at Newark Airport were warning passengers to prepare for turbulence on flights about to depart. Severe turbulence injured 30 people aboard a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul that landed safely at Kennedy Airport on Saturday afternoon officials said

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