An All Nippon Airways jetliner briefly flew almost belly up when it nosedived off Shizuoka Prefecture en route to Tokyo early this morning, the Japan Transport Safety Board said Wednesday.
Flight 140 from Naha, Okinawa, with 117 crew and passengers aboard, managed to land at Haneda airport in Tokyo despite dropping around 1,900 meters from a height of about 12,500 meters in 30 seconds.
Two flight attendants were slightly hurt, while six passengers later complained of feeling unwell.
The narrow-body aircraft continued to roll until it reached 131.7 degrees to the left, leaving it almost belly up, according to the board.
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Luckily, such maneuver acrobatics didn't become serious.
Aren't pilots permitted even to go to the bathroom while they are flying...?