Bones broken as JAL plane hits turbulence

Last Updated: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 13:08

Tokyo: Two people suffered broken bones when a Japan Airlines plane hit sudden turbulence en route from Tokyo to Hawaii, an airline spokesman said.

The Boeing 767-300 was flying with 239 passengers and 11 crew members aboard when it encountered the turbulence at cruising altitude, some 300 kilometres (188 miles) west of Honolulu, the official said.

The accident occurred at 3:30 am Japan time (1830 GMT Thursday).
One passenger broke their left thigh bone and a crew member suffered a broken right elbow, the spokesman said without giving further details.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 13:08

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