At least 32 injured on Turkish Airlines flight to JFK

Turbulence injures at least 25 on flight into New York

Turkish Airlines Flight 1 encountered the turbulence about 45 minutes before landing at JFK.

There were 329 people on board, including 21 crew members, according to Steve Coleman, a spokesman with the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey.

The passengers' injuries were not life-threatening, with a lot of them described as bumps, cuts and bruises, according to local authorities.

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An global flight to JFK Airport experienced "extreme turbulence" Saturday, leading to injuries among the plane's passengers and crew.

"Nobody announced it or anything like that so we figured out something was wrong", passenger Sead Nikaj told ABC News. Then seeing blood all over.

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Passenger Amir Mehrbakhsh said he saw one man frantically screaming.

The majority of the people injured were treated and released at the scene, a Port Authority spokesman said, but a few were being transported to area hospitals.

The plane was carrying more than 300 passengers and crew members.

The National Weather Service's Aviation Weather Center had warned pilots of severe turbulence over New England on Saturday evening.

According to Storm Team A flight data, the plane flew directly in its approach to NY without making any deviations.

Earlier in the day, Newark Liberty International Airport temporarily closed its runways after a flight from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was forced to make an emergency landing because of smoke in its cargo hold.

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