updated 1/22/2009 8:01:11 PM ET 2009-01-23T01:01:11

Severe turbulence during a Honolulu-bound Northwest Airlines flight has injured eight passengers and a crew member.

Northwest Airlines says Flight 22 from Tokyo landed Thursday morning in Honolulu after encountering turbulance over Midway Island.

Two passengers and a flight attendant were hospitalized with hip, head and neck injuries. The flight attendent was in serious but stable condition. The condition of the passengers was not immediately known.

The flight carried 285 passengers.

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