Passengers were tossed around the plane when it hit severe turbulence while passing over Maine on its way to JFK airport.
The Washington Post journalist went missing on Oct. 2.
The country changed its tune on what happened to the former Washington Post columnist, now saying his killing was premeditated.
Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance quickly pitted Turkish and Saudi authorities against one another with their accounts of what happened to the journalist.
This narrative is the latest Saudi account that has changed multiple times.
A Saudi official said the suspects identified by the kingdom revealed they gave Khashoggi’s body to a collaborator in Turkey to be disposed of.
Investigators are looking into the possibility that the missing journalist's remains may have been taken to a forest outside Istanbul or to another city.
Saudi Arabia denies any wrongdoing and maintains that he left its consulate in Turkey on foot shortly after obtaining a document he needed to wed his fiancée.
Khashoggi disappeared four days ago after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul.
"Our laughter, our exclamations, our slogans still echo in these streets," organizers said.