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Two injured in turbulent flight to Tokyo

Two passengers were injured on Tuesday when a Japan Airlines jumbo jet bound for Tokyo from Honolulu was hit by turbulence, an airport official said.

india Updated: Feb 28, 2006 14:38 IST

Two passengers were injured on Tuesday when a Japan Airlines jumbo jet bound for Tokyo from Honolulu was hit by air turbulence, an airport official said.

The Boeing 747-400 airplane operated by Jalways, a subsidiary of Asia's biggest airline, landed safely at Narita International Airport east of Tokyo Tuesday afternoon, the official said.

"We have been informed that two passengers were slightly injured in the air turbulence," the official said, adding that further information, including the number of people aboard, was not available.

A spokesman for the airline said the two were immediately taken to the airport hospital for treatment.

Planes frequently encounter unstable weather over Japan.

In March 2005 47 people were injured, some of them with broken bones, when an Airbus of the Taiwanese carrier Eva Air hit turbulence while approaching Narita airport.

First Published: Feb 28, 2006 14:38 IST