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An Air Canada flight bound for Australia was forced to emergency land in Hawaii after extreme 'sudden' turbulence injured over 30 passengers, throwing some out of their seats with such force that they hit the ceiling.
Air Canada Flight 33 was carrying nearly 300 passengers from Vancouver to Sydney on Thursday when it encountered 'un-forecasted and sudden turbulence' about two hours past Hawaii, according to Air Canada spokeswoman Angela Mah.
People - Injuries - Turbulence - Plane - Feet
Approximately 35 people sustained minor injuries in the turbulence that shook the plane at 36,000 feet in the air, about 600 miles southwest of Honolulu.
At least nine of those passengers were taken to area hospitals, most of the injuries ranging from concussions to head or neck injuries as a result of being thrown out of their seats in the tumult.
Boeing - Plane - Vancouver - Intentional - Airport
The Boeing 777-200 plane took off from Vancouver Intentional Airport at 12:33am Pacific Standard time and landed at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu around 6.45am Hawaii Standard time.
According to Flight Aware, the flight passed the island but returned after hitting the disrupted skies.
Time - Plane - Emergency - Responders - Scene
By the time the plane landed, emergency responders were on the scene to meet the aircraft at the gate and tend to the 269 passengers and 15 crew...
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