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.
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.