A plane carrying hundreds of passengers was forced to make an emergency landing after severe turbulence caused at least a dozen injuries.

The plane made an emergency landing at Tokyo airport

The plane made an emergency landing at Tokyo airport

The plane, which was bound for Dallas in the USA, made an emergency landing at Narita Airport in Tokyo; it had previously taken off from Seoul in South Korea.

There were 255 people on board the American Airways flight, 15 of whom were crew.

American Airlines issued a statement: “American’s primary concern at this time is for our passengers and crew on board the airplane and our team in Narita is providing assistance.”  The aircraft landed at 12.55 am local time.