30 Hurt After Northwest Flight Hits Turbulence

February 20, 2009

About 30 people were injured when a Northwest Airlines flight from Manila to Tokyo hit turbulence on Friday, a fire department official said.

Two people were seriously injured and about 30 slightly injured, the official said. There were no reports of deaths.

The Boeing 747-400 was carrying 408 passengers and 14 crew, a transport ministry official said.

Northwest Airlines, which merged last year with Delta Air Lines (DAL.N), was not immediately available for comment.

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