A Forest Hills man filed a lawsuit against Turkish Airlines on March 11. In his filing, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered serious injuries that resulted in him becoming permanently disabled while on a turbulent flight on March 9. He was traveling between Turkey and John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York City that evening.
According to the Queens man's filing, their airliner was reportedly being flown above New England on the evening of March 9 when it hit some pretty rocky skies.
The plaintiff notes that the airline didn't postpone or reroute the flight despite having received notification from the National Aviation Weather Center of severe turbulence in the area.
He also argues that neither the pilot nor the flight crew made any attempt to warn passengers that their ride may be rocky. He noted that he and others were sent tumbling about the cabin due to this.
It's unclear what type of permanent injuries that the man may have suffered in the incident. He's requested an undisclosed amount of compensation to cover his medical costs, loss of quality of life and other damages he's suffered though. He's asked the Eastern District of New York judge assigned to his case to impanel a jury to hear the matter at trial.
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