35 injured after flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered turbulence over Hawaii

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An Air Canada flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Hawaii with more than two dozen people suffering minor injuries.

The plane was travelling from Vancouver to Sydney when it encountered the turbulence as it was flying just west of Hawaii on Thursday morning, CTV News Montreal reported.

In a statement, the airlines said “Flight AC33, carrying 269 passengers and 15 crew, was flying from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia, when the Boeing 777 aircraft “encountered unforecasted and sudden turbulence approximately two hours past Hawaii. ”

The airline said that the plane was diverted to Honolulu and landed at 12:45 pm EST.

“As a precaution, medical personnel are on standby to examine passengers in Honolulu,” the carrier said.

The carrier’s initial reports were of 25 people with minor injuries.

Via Reuters / CTV

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