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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58769
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-451
Owner/operator:Northwest Airlines
Registration: N676NW
MSN: 33002/1303
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 422
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Chiba (near Tokyo) -   Japan
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Manila-MNL
Destination airport:Tokyo-NRT
The flight NW-2 was in a holding near Chiba (40nm south of Narita) about 30 minutes before landing with seatbelt signs turned on, when the airplane encountered severe turbulence and suddenly departed its assigned altitude of 15000 feet. A number of passengers, who had not fastened their seatbelts, were thrown out of their seats and hit the ceiling. The crew reported about 2-3 injuries via radio, but did not declare emergency. The landing, 30 minutes later, was safe. A total of 43 passengers were injured in the upset and were brought to hospitals. Initially reported two serious injuries turned out less severe. However, Japanese officials reported later, that one passenger received a serious injury (neck fracture). Northwest Airlines said, no crew got injured in the accident.



Photo of N676NW courtesy

Frankfurt - Hahn (EDFH / HHN)
26 September 2010; (c) Günter Schütze

Revision history:

19-Feb-2009 23:36 harro Added
21-Feb-2009 10:27 Certosino Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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