NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Dozens of passengers on a flight bound for John F. Kennedy International Airport were injured during a severe bout of turbulence Saturday evening.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says Turkish Air flight 1 was travelling from Istanbul to New York when it encountered intense turbulence mid-flight and declared an emergency.READ MORE: Sources: Suspect In Shooting Of NYPD Officers Had Multiple Weapons, Including AR-15 With 20 Rounds Hidden Under Mattress
After the aircraft landed shortly after 5:30 p.m., the FDNY says 29 passengers, including three children, were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
At least seven of the passengers were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center as the rest were evaluated for bumps and bruises on-scene.
The aircraft was carrying more than 300 passengers and crew members.READ MORE: Rangers Stay Red Hot, Take Down Kings In Shootout
The Port Authority said other airport operations were not affected in what was the second mishap involving a plane in the New York metropolitan area.
Earlier Saturday, Newark Airport temporarily closed its runways after a flight from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale made an emergency landing with smoke in its cargo hold.
Turkish Air didn’t immediately respond to request for comment. The incident remains under investigation.MORE NEWS: Knicks' Late Rally Falls Short In Road Loss To Cavaliers
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