Japan: Dozens of Passengers Injured by Airplane Turbulence

Forty-three passengers on a Northwest Airlines flight from Manila to Tokyo were injured Friday (2/20) when about 30 minutes before landing the plane suffered what's been described as "severe turbulence" and a "sudden decent". The 747-400 was carrying 408 passengers and a flight crew of 14. A spokesperson for the airline has been quoted saying the "Fasten Seatbelt" sign was on at the time of the incident.

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By Planet Data