A PLANE made an emergency landing at New York’s JFK airport after severe turbulence saw over 30 people injured including broken bones.
A Turkish Airlines Flight was forced to take the extreme action with chaos on board due to the extreme conditions.
The Boeing 777 flight landed safely with emergency services rushing to help the injured.
Passengers told of injuries from cuts and bruises to a member of the flight crew who is thought to have broken a leg.
A pregnant woman had vomited from the sudden jolting.
A New York Fire Department spokesman said they dealt with “32 passengers with non-life threatening injuries at JFK”.
The extent of the injuries is still not clear.
The plane was flying from Istanbul to JFK with 326 passengers and 21 crew members on board.
An FFA statement read: “Turkish Airlines Flight 1, Boeing 777, landed safely at John F. Kennedy International Airport at 5:35pm after declaring an emergency and reporting that several passengers were injured when the aircraft encountered turbulence.”
The National Weather Service’s Aviation Weather Center had issued warnings for pilots flying over parts of America’s east coast.
According to Storm Team A flight data, the plane flew directly in its approach to New York without making any deviations.
Air traffic control recordings from LiveATC show the plane’s crew making urgent requests to land due to “severe turbulence”.