A Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 767-300ER experienced severe turbulence this morning during a flight to Honolulu, resulting in three people being injured.

The aircraft, registration JA603J, was operating from Tokyo Narita to Honolulu when it encountered severe turbulence at about 03:30hr "due to wind shear", says a JAL spokeswoman.

Two passengers and one cabin crew member were injured, she adds. There were 239 passengers and 11 cabin and flight crew on the aircraft.

The aircraft landed safely without incident and is still in service, says the spokeswoman.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news