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the headline says:Turbulence hits JAL, Air Canada

Old 20th Nov 2006, 12:59
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the headline says:Turbulence hits JAL, Air Canada

But the article talks only about AC.
The JAL incident was less obvious even in the Japanese media today.

Air Canada jet makes emergency landing after turbulence
Monday, November 20, 2006 at 07:14 EST
NARITA An Air Canada jetliner originating in Shanghai and bound for Vancouver was hit by turbulence when it flew over Japan and made an emergency landing at Narita airport Sunday night, Narita airport officials said.

One female cabin attendant was seriously injured and three other cabin attendants sustained minor injuries, the officials said, correcting earlier report that five were injured.

<http://www.japantoday.com/jp/news/390991>
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Old 20th Nov 2006, 14:38
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The only other article I've been able to find on the incident was on Yahoo.ca (however as of 20 Nov 06 - 1530Z) it's been replaced by other news. It also mainly talked about AC but did mention a bit more about the JAL incident than the above article. Here's what it said:


Air Canada flight hits turbulence, makes emergency landing in Tokyo; 4 hurt


TOKYO (CP) - Four flight attendants were injured when an Air Canada flight encountered severe turbulence and was forced to make an emergency landing at Tokyo's Narita Airport on Sunday.
Four of the 11 cabin attendants, all Canadian nationals, were injured when the plane, a Boeing 767, hit a patch of turbulence about an hour after departing Shanghai, China, for Vancouver, airport police official Masatoshi Uchiumi said.


Four of the 11 cabin attendants, all Canadian nationals, were injured when the plane, a Boeing 767, hit a patch of turbulence about an hour after departing Shanghai, China, for Vancouver, airport police official Masatoshi Uchiumi said.


Uchiumi said their injuries were mostly scratches and bruises, and not life-threatening. He did not have details on exactly how they were injured.


None of the flight's passengers were hurt, he added.


Angela Mah, a Vancouver-based spokeswoman for the airline, confirmed in a telephone interview that Air Canada Flight 38 had just taken off from Shanghai when it ran into severe turbulence.


According to Uchiumi there were 186 passengers on board, but Mah said there were 190.


The four injured flight attendants were sent to hospital to be looked over, Mah said.


"Three of the four flight attendants have been released from hospital and we expect that the fourth will be released in the hours to come," she said.


The Air Canada mishap occurred only hours after a Japanese domestic flight heading for Tokyo also ran into severe turbulence, injuring a cabin attendant and a passenger before landing safely at Haneda Airport as scheduled.


The JAL Flight 1348, carrying 373 passengers and 11 crew from Kobe, 435 kilometres west of Tokyo, unexpectedly hit a turbulence just as it reached cruising altitude near Itami City, about 30 minutes into the flight, airline spokesman Kenji Okuyama said.


One passenger smashed against the over storage compartment and cut his forehead when he tried to stand up just as the plane, a Boeing 777, hit turbulence and lost altitude, Okuyama said.


The flight had been smooth and the seatbelt signs were turned off until the sudden bout of turbulence, he said.


Mah said turbulence severe enough to cause injuries is rare and she couldn't recall any other recent occurrence involving an Air Canada plane.
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