The turbulence began about 40 minutes before the 10-hour long flight was set to land at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City on Saturday.
Twenty-five of the passengers were injured on board, said Coleman.Ten passengers were taken to a hospital after the plane landed on Saturday at 5:35 p.m.
Others were said to have suffered bumps, bruises and cuts.
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"Nobody announced it or anything like that so we figured out something was wrong", Sead Nikaj, a passenger on the plane, told ABC News.
An global flight to JFK Airport experienced "extreme turbulence" Saturday, leading to injuries among the plane's passengers and crew.
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The Port Authority said that 29 people were hurt, but those injuries were not life-threatening.
"Then I see people start flying on the plane".
The National Weather Service's Aviation Weather Center had issued an advisory for severe turbulence over New England on Saturday evening. Turkish Airlines officials were not immediately available for comment.
"Then seeing blood all over". One had a broken leg.
It was the second mishap involving a plane in the NY metropolitan area.
There was another incident earlier on Sunday when Newark Liberty International Airport was forced to temporarily close its runways after a flight from Montreal to Florida made an emergency landing because of smoke in its cargo hold.