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WorldAt least 35 people injured on Air Canada flight headed to Australia

00:50  12 july  2019
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An Air Canada flight travelling from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia , encountered sudden and severe turbulence Thursday, leaving nearly three dozen people with Flight AC33 was diverted to Honolulu's airport around 6:46 a.m. local time, where medical staff were on standby to examine the injured .

The plane was originally headed to Sydney. HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - An Air Canada flight was forced to divert to Honolulu on Thursday morning due to Officials said at least 35 people suffered minor injuries , and nine of those individuals were being transported to area hospitals.

At least 35 people injured on Air Canada flight headed to Australia© Brian Losito/Air Canada

At least 35 passengers were wounded when an Air Canada flight on its way to Sydney encountered severe turbulence, the airline said.

After leaving Vancouver on Thursday, Air Canada flight 33 was forced to land at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, the airline said.

"We just hit turbulence pretty quick. Lots of people hit the ceiling, lots of screaming," passenger Michael Bailey told CNN affiliate KHNL/KGMB.

The flight, which was carrying 269 passengers and 15 crew members, was about two hours past Hawaii when it hit "unforecasted and sudden turbulence," the airline said.

The plane was flying at 36,000 feet and was approximately 600 miles southwest of Honolulu during the incident, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration.

"Our first priority is always the safety of our flights, passengers and crew and as a precaution, medical personnel are on standby to examine passengers in Honolulu," the airline said in a statement.

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