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.
Top Copyright Photo: Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-3F2 ER TC-JJG (msn 40791) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 931476.
Air Canada (Montreal) issued this statement concerning passengers that were hurt by turbulence on flight AC088 from Shanghai to Toronto on December 30:
Flight AC088, en route to Toronto from Shanghai , was diverted to Calgary on due to turbulence where it landed without incident at 15:23 MT (17:23 ET) on December 30. The Boeing 777-300 ER was carrying 332 passengers and 19 crew members.
Passengers and crew were immediately met by Air Canada teams and examined by medical personnel. Twenty-one passengers were transferred directly to local hospitals from the airport comprising eight with non-life threatening injuries and 13 for observation.
Air Canada is making arrangements to accommodate all passengers including those continuing on to Toronto .
Air Canada is cooperating fully with the Transportation Safety Board in its investigation of this incident.
Air Canada did not specify the exact location of the turbulence but it was likely to have occurred somewhere over northern Canada.
American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) flight AA 280 from Seoul (Incheon) to Dallas/Fort Worth) encountered severe turbulence shortly after its departure. The flight crew diverted the Boeing 777 to Tokyo (Narita) for medical attention. Four passengers and one crew member were transported to local hospitals.