Multiple injuries due to turbulence forces Air Canada emergency landing

Lloyd Doyle
July 11, 2019

An Air Canada flight bound for Australia that left Vancouver early Thursday made an unscheduled landing in Honolulu after turbulence injured several passengers.

According to a report from Hawaii News Now, the flight was diverted due to "severe clear air turbulence" that left dozens of passengers injured. The aircraft was forced to turn around, before requesting an emergency landing in Honolulu.

Numerous people received head and neck injuries, it is reported. Many of these people are reported to have head and neck injuries.

Eyewitnesses described a gut-churning drop in altitude that slammed passengers and flight attendants into the ceiling.


Air Canada says it's now making arrangements for passengers including hotel accommodations and meals in Honolulu, as well as options for resumption of the flight.

"We hit turbulence and we all hit the roof and everything fell down, and stuff... people went flying", passenger Jess Smith told local station KHON in Honolulu. The airline is making hotel and meal arrangements for the passengers in Hawaii, and will organize options for passengers wishing to continue onward to Sydney.

Flight AC33, which originated in Toronto, took off from Vancouver International Airport late Wednesday night with 269 passengers and crew on board.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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