Turbulence injures 35 on Air Canada flight to Sydney

WASHINGTON,JULY 12 : At least 35 people sustained minor injuries after an Air Canada flight hit a severe patch of turbulence.

The plane  with 284 people on board  was travelling from Vancouver to Sydney on Thursday but had to be diverted to Hawaii.

Medical staff examined the injured after it landed at Honolulu’s airport at 06:46 local time (16:46 GMT).

The Boeing 777-200 jet “encountered sudden clear air turbulence… two hours past Hawaii”, the airline said.

It added that it was arranging hotels in Honolulu until a new flight to Australia could be arranged.

(Agencies)

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