At least 35 injured from turbulence on Air Canada flight

Marco Green
July 11, 2019

Almost three dozen passengers sustained minor injuries Thursday when an Air Canada flight travelling from Toronto to Sydney, Australia, ran into severe turbulence, prompting an emergency landing in Honolulu.

The plane, a Boeing 777-200, has reportedly had around 270 passengers and 15 crew members on board.

At least two passengers - a 35-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man - were taken to hospital immediately after the plane landed, according to a CTV News affiliate in Hawaii.

About 35 customers are believed to have sustained injuries, which Air Canada said were minor.

"Most times, the crew is able to warn passengers about these encounters well in advance, due to weather forecasts, reports from other planes and the knowledge and experience of the flight crew", Sutherland writes.

It's believed one crew member was hurt as well.

The flight AC33 experienced heavy turbulence on Thursday and was forced to turn back, requesting an emergency landing at Honolulu airport.

The affected people are being examined by medical personnel, an Air Canada spokesperson told the channel.

He said the airline is arranging hotels in Honolulu for those who were on aboard until a new flight to Australia can be arranged.

This is a developing story.

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