Turbulence Injures Passengers Aboard American Airlines Flight
American Airlines Flight 280, en route from Seoul, Korea to Dallas, was diverted and made an emergency landing today in Japan following severe turbulence. The turbulence was the result of a powerful winter storm that has been intensifying over the area. American Airlines has confirmed the diversion.
The airplane involved was a Boeing 777 with 240 passengers and 15 crew members on board. News reports indicate that four passengers and one crew member were taken to a local hospital, and a number of others were injured but were treated at the scene.