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Dozen injured in American Airlines turbulence

An American Airlines flight from Seoul to Dallas was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo early Wednesday after a dozen people were injured during turbulence, a report said. Flight AA280, carrying 240 passengers and 15 crew, was diverted to Japan's Narita airport near Tokyo after the incident, which resulted in only minor injuries, Kyodo News agency said, citing the transportation ministry.

Flight tracker Flightradar24 earlier said on Twitter that the plane diverted to Narita with 15 passengers hurt in the turbulence.

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