NARITA, Japan, Dec. 29 Kyodo
A United Airlines jumbo jet with 393 people aboard hit a massive
air turbulence over the Pacific late Sunday, leaving one person dead
and more than 60 people injured, some of them seriously.
The accident took place over the northern Pacific about two
hours after the U.S. airliner took off from the New Tokyo
International Airport at Narita at 9:05 p.m.
The Boeing 747, flight 826 bound for Honolulu with 374
passengers and 19 crew members aboard, flew back safely to Narita.
The United pilot radioed air traffic controllers at Narita after
accident, and ambulances and fire engines were on standby as the
aircraft touched down at the airport at 2:25 a.m. Monday
One Japanese female passenger, Konomi Kataura, 32, was
pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.
The injured passengers and crew members were rushed to local
hospitals in Narita and nearby cities.
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