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12 injured by turbulence on Cathay Pacific flight: Report

Published on Feb 19, 2014 4:03 PM

HONG KONG (AFP) - A dozen people were injured when a Cathay Pacific jumbo jet hit "rollercoaster" turbulence over northern Japan, local media reported on Wednesday.

The Boeing 747-400, carrying 321 passengers and 21 crew, was rocked by "sudden turbulence" when it flew over Hokkaido prefecture on Tuesday, the South China Morning Post reported.

Cathay Pacific confirmed to AFP that two crew members were injured along with a number of passengers, without confirming the newspaper's figure.

The flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong landed at the southern Chinese city's airport at 6.26pm local time to be greeted by a fleet of ambulances and emergency vehicles.

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