Multiple injuries aboard Air Canada flight after severe turbulence, emergency landing

Multiple injuries aboard Air Canada flight after severe turbulence, emergency landing

Multiple injuries aboard Air Canada flight after severe turbulence, emergency landing

Almost three dozen passengers and crew 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 landed at the Daniel K. Inouye International airport, according to the airport duty manager.

Pepper Deroy was injured when Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Sydney 'fell from the sky'.

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

Numerous people received head and neck injuries, CTV News reported, citing a source. "You drop usually a couple dozen feet or more and if you've been in the airplane standing, or serving food, you may get injuries to your neck, etc. because you're not in your seat belt". The severity of the injuries are not known at this time.

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"We are now making arrangements for the passengers including hotel accommodations and meals in Honolulu, as well as options for resumption of the flight", an Air Canada spokesperson told CTV.

The flight had originated from Toronto and was reportedly carrying 268 passengers and crew.

"We are now making arrangements for the passengers including hotel accommodations and meals in Honolulu, as well as options for resumption of the flight".

They will remain in Honolulu until a new flight to Australia can be arranged.

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