Flight from Vancouver to Sydney: 37 injured in turbulence on Air Canada flight


Thirty-seven people were injured in turbulence during an Air Canada flight en route to Australia.

The plane had finally landed on Thursday unscheduled on Hawaii, the airline said. The victims were therefore medically treated, meanwhile, all were released from the hospital again.

According to information, the flight AC33 was on its way from Vancouver in southeastern Canada to Sydney on Thursday with 269 passengers and 15 crew members, when it came to “unforeseen and sudden turbulence”. According to eyewitnesses Global News Canada, eyewitnesses reported that some passengers were not wearing a seatbelt and were bumping their heads at the ceiling.

The Boeing 777-200 was about two hours flight from the island of Hawaii at that time and was diverted to the capital, Honolulu. According to Air Canada, passengers have since moved to hotels and should continue their flight to Sydney on Friday.

The Australian band Hurricane Fall was also on board. The band members said on Thursday on Facebook, they're fine. “It was an insightful, incredibly scary experience, but we're grateful we're all safe,” it said under the hashtag #wearyourseatbelts (“Buckle up”).


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