20 hurt by turbulence on United flight to Japan

Police say about 20 people have been injured by turbulence aboard a United Airlines plane flying from the United States to Japan.

Tetsuya Shinozuka, a police official at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, says many of the injuries were bruises, but at least one person may have fractured a leg. He gave no further details.

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He said the Boeing 747 was flying from Washington, D.C., to Tokyo with 263 people on board when it encountered turbulence over Alaska.

The plane landed on schedule Saturday in Tokyo.

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