11 February 2011

HNL-Bound JAL 767 Experiences Turbulence

A Honolulu-bound Japan Airlines flight, JAL74, encountered turbulence at FL330 (33,000 ft) on February 10, that resulted in three passengers and a flight attendant suffering injuries. JA603J (c/n 32888) was the 767-346ER involved, which resulted in assistance by the HNL ARFF. The aircraft was inspected, and made the return flight to NRT (JAL73).

According to Japanese press reports, yesterday morning's incident occurred at 0330JST, 0830HST, which would have put JAL74's location about 30 minutes prior to landing (distance unknown).

As this incident occurred east of the International Date Line, and in the Hawaii time zone, the date of incident was February 10. It was reported as February 11 in Japan, because they are 19 hours ahead of Hawai‘i.

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