At least 35 injured from turbulence on Air Canada flight

At least 35 injured from turbulence on Air Canada flight

The Air Canada flight was forced to divert from its original destination of Sydney, Australia, and landed in Honolulu.

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

Two hours past Hawaii, the plane was met with "unforecasted and sudden turbulence" and the Boeing 777-200LR turned around around and headed for Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

According to reports, Flight 033 was just west of Hawaii when it encountered severe turbulence over the Pacific Ocean. The pilot managed to land the plane at 6:50 AM Hawaiian time.

Numerous people received head and neck injuries, CTV News reported, citing a source.

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Numerous people hurt have head and neck injuries. There were also 15 crew members aboard the flight.

The airline is now making arrangements for passengers, including hotel accommodations and meals in Honolulu, as well as providing flight options, Mr. Fitzpatrick added.

Initially 25 people were reported hurt, but after medical staff examined those on board, Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick said it appears 35 people sustained minor injures.

"We hit turbulence and we all hit the roof and everything fell down, and stuff... people went flying", passenger Jess Smith told local station KHON in Honolulu.

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