AA Flight Diverted Over Severe Turbulence en route to Dallas/Fort Worth from Seoul, South Korea.
An American Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea to Dallas/Fort Worth was diverted after the aircraft hit very sever turbulence. American Airlines has confirmed the account and said that there are 240 passengers and 15 crew members on board.
Some reports suggest that as many as 15 people were injured on the flight, although American Airlines has not confirmed those reports.
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American Airlines flight 280 is being diverted to Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan and is scheduled to arrive there later this afternoon. At that location, the plane will be given an inspection by an AA mechanical crew and remain in Japan overnight, with the intention of the flight continuing on tomorrow.
According to an American Airlines spokeswoman, “American’s primary concern at this time is for our passengers and crew on board the airplane and our team in Narita is providing assistance. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.”
We will keep you posted as more information becomes available from the airline on both the condition of the passengers and the plane.