Transcript for Turkish Airlines makes emergency landing at JFK Airport
Back at home, the emergency landing at JFK in New York. More than two dozen passengers and crew injured by severe turbulence. The shaking so violent, some passengers afraid they weren't going to make it. A crew member even breaking his leg. Here's Zachary kiesch. Reporter: It was less than an hour before landing when the turbulence hit. Turkish 1, unable to maintain personal space due to turbulence. Reporter: The passenger who took this video said there was no warning. And that the shaking lasted more than five minutes, causing serious injuries. I see people starting to, like, fly in the plane. Then seeing blood all over. Reporter: A bloody handprint, visible, as passengers tried to steady themselves. Some were slashed on the head and back. One flight attendant broke her leg. The severity clear in this exchange with the tower. Do you have a doctor onboard? We do. He's helping her right now. But we're going to need assistance after the landing. Reporter: A passenger told us, although the seat belt light was on, many were standing to stretch after a long flight. A lot of people jerked up, some people hit the ceiling. Some people hit the sides of the it really just came out of nowhere. It was pretty dramatic, and you could definitely feel the zero gravity sense of dropping. Reporter: The flight was met by ambulances at JFK, and 30 were taken to the hospital. A crew member seen here limping off the flight. Many put on stretchers. Most of the passengers have been released. Five are still in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Now, the plane was inspected, determined to be okay, and put back in service. Tom? Zachary, thank you.
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