20:33 GMT26 February 2020
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    Air Canada Flight AC33 from Toronto to Sydney via Vancouver was forced to divert its route to Honolulu after experiencing unforeseen turbulence.

    Some 35 people sustained minor injuries on Thursday as an Air Canada flight bound for Australia encountered heavy turbulence over the Pacific Ocean. The aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at Honolulu Airport.

    According to CTV News, citing a source, many of the passengers suffered traumas to their head and neck. According to one of the passengers, as reported by the channel, the sudden turbulence caused people to “go up to the ceiling throughout the plane”.

    ​While initial reports stated that 25 people were injured, the number has now risen to 35, including one crew member.​

    According to an Air Canada spokesperson, as quoted by CTV News, all the injured are receiving medical help.

    The Boeing 777-200 reportedly had 270 passengers and 15 crew members on board.


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