On February 20, 2009, at 1150 local time, Northwest Airlines flight 2, a Boeing 747-400, registration N676NW, encountered severe turbulence about 70km SSE of Narita at 15,000 feet while on descent to Narita International Airport, Narita, Japan. Of the 408 passengers and 14 crew members onboard the airplane, approximately 42 people were taken to the hospital and at least one received serious injuries. The flight originated from Manila International Airport, Manila, Philippines.

The investigation is being conducted by the Japan Transport Safety Board. The NTSB has assigned a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13 as the Country of Manufacture, Country of Design, Country of Registry and Country of the Operator.

All inquiries should be directed to the Japan Transport Safety Board:

Japan Transport Safety Board
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
2-1-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8918
Website: http://www.mlit.go.jp/jtsb/english.html

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