Turkish Airlines issues a statement about flight TK 001 Istanbul – New York JFK

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Turkish Airlines issues a statement about flight TK 001 Istanbul – New York JFK

Turkish Airlines has issued this statement:

Our 28 passengers and 2 cabin personnel were slightly injured due to the unforeseeable weather conditions (turbulence) that encountered in our TK01 Istanbul (IST) – New York (JFK) flight.
18 of 28 injured passengers that were taken to the hospital after landing, were discharged after their treatment, and 10 of them are still under medical observation, as a precautinary measure.

We keep closely monitoring the health status of these passengers and our team.

Turkish Airlines states that since there were not seen any technical failure on the TC-JJG tail-coded aircraft, which were exposed to unforeseen adverse weather conditions (turbulence) before landing at New York JFK Airport, during the necessary technical examinations, the given airplane departed from JFK on time for operating its scheduled flight between New York (JFK) and Istanbul (IST).

With kind regards, 

Turkish Airlines Inc.