Dozens injured on flight due to severe turbulence

Turbulance injures at least 25 on flight into New York

The turbulence struck about 45 minutes before landing: "There was like one or two seconds when it was subtle, but then it really started to pick up", passenger Amir Mehrbakhsh tells ABC News.

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.

Passengers were reported to have sustained injuries such as bruising, bumps and cuts, while a flight attendant sustained a broken leg.

The plane was carrying more than 300 passengers and crew members. "I see she is on the floor", said Emdadul Haque who was a passenger on the plane. According to passengers, the aircraft made a sudden drop that caused a mass number of injuries to take place. "I think he was like doing a religious chant".

Turkish Airlines officials in a statement early Sunday confirmed the flight carrying 326 passengers and 18 crew members "encountered an unusual turbulence about 40 minutes before landing" in NY.

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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.

"We keep closely monitoring the health status of these passengers and our team", the airline said in a statement.

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.

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