Commenting on the incident, spokesman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Steve Coleman told the press that 28 people have been taken to the jamaica Hospital Medical Center and then after touchdown two people were taken to Queens Hospital Medical Center. The injured suffered bumps, bruises and cuts, One even had a broken leg.
The Boeing 777 carrying 300 passengers experienced the turbulence 45 minutes before landing. The crew reported the injuries and declared an emergency while still in the air, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. But Emergency response team were at the terminal waiting for the plane to land with a dozen ambulances also awaiting in the terminal.
although the airport authorities has comfirmed that non of the injuries were “life-threatening”. This is also the second plane mishap happening at the new york metropolitan area and this is begining to raise some serious concerns.