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AustraliaAir Canada flight bound for Sydney lands in Hawaii after turbulence injures 35 passengers

02:51  12 july  2019
02:51  12 july  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Air Canada says about 35 passengers were injured on a Sydney - bound flight from Vancouver after the plane encountered turbulence at 36,000 feet. The flight was forced to deter and land in the Hawaiian capital of Honolulu. Flight tracking data showed the plane was about

Air Canada flight diverted to Honolulu due to ‘severe’ turbulence that injured dozens. Air Canada flight 33 — from Vancouver to Sydney — was about two hours past Hawaii when it experienced Officials said at least 35 people suffered minor injuries , and nine of those individuals were being.

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Air Canada says about 35 passengers were injured on a Sydney-bound flight from Vancouver after the plane encountered turbulence at 36,000 feet.

Air Canada flight bound for Sydney lands in Hawaii after turbulence injures 35 passengers
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The Boeing 777-200, which had 269 passengers and 15 crew on board, was diverted to the Hawaiian capital of Honolulu.

Flight tracking data showed the plane was about five-and-a-half hours into its journey before it suddenly decelerated about 500 kilometres out from the coast of Hawaii.

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An Air Canada flight bound for Australia was forced to emergency land in Hawaii after extreme 'sudden' Air Canada Flight 33 was carrying nearly 300 passengers from Vancouver to Sydney on Approximately 35 people sustained minor injuries in the turbulence that shook the plane at 36

Passengers on an Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Sydney are recovering in Honolulu after the Boeing 777-200 they were on encountered unforecast and sudden turbulence over the Pacific Ocean.

An hour later the aircraft turned around over the Pacific Ocean and covered about 2,000km to return to the nearest airport.

Social media footage taken by Newcastle woman Jess Smith onboard the aborted flight showed oxygen masks dangling from the ceiling as disorientated passengers stumbled out of their seats.

She wrote "everyone hit the ceiling of the plane" after the plane experienced "huge turbulence".

"I was asleep and I started to wake up from the plane rocking," Ms Smith told the ABC.

"As I sort of woke up the plane dropped out of nowhere and I was plunged from the seat, hitting the roof.

"A girl in front was bleeding."

Air Canada flight bound for Sydney lands in Hawaii after turbulence injures 35 passengers© Supplied Oxygen masks released during the Air Canada flight. (Snapchat: Jess Smith) Ms Smith's partner, Tay Maggs, who was returning home from holidays with her said she received a bloody nose after being launched from her seat.

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A flight from Vancouver to Sydney hits a severe patch of turbulence and is diverted to Hawaii . At least 37 people were injured on board an Air Canada flight after the plane hit severe turbulence and had to Thirty people were taken to hospital in Honolulu on Thursday. Nine had severe injuries

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"My nose is sore and bruised ... now I know why you should always wear the seatbelt".

Emergency responders met the plane at the gate.

Newcastle band Hurricane Fall were also on the flight and posted on Facebook after the emergency landing their vocalist Pepper Deroy sustained nerve damage to his forearm and elbow.

He was treated on the tarmac and transported to hospital.

"It started getting a little bit rocky so I thought I better buckle up and then about five seconds later, you just watched everyone head in the plane who wasn't wearing a seatbelt — just hit the roof like a jack-in-the box," said band member Tim Trickey.

In a statement to the ABC, Air Canada said the plane "encountered unforecast and sudden turbulence approximately two hours past Hawaii".

It said about 35 people had "sustained minor injuries".

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

Ms Smith said she was unsure how long it would be until they could board another flight home.

"On the bright side, I've never been to Hawaii," she said.

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