Date: December 28, 1997
Time: 23:10
Location: Over the Pacific Ocean
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight #: 826
Route: Tokyo - Honolulu
AC Type: Boeing B-747-122
Registration: N4723U
cn / ln: 19882/175
Aboard: 393   (passengers:374  crew:19)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:1  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: Two hours into the flight, at FL 310, the plane received reports of severe clear air turbulence in the area and the seat belt sign was turned on. Moments later, the aircraft suddenly dropped around one hundred feet seriously injuring many passengers and causing damage to the aircraft. The plane landed safely back at Tokyo, but one passenger died of her injuries.

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