Air Canada flight makes emergency landing with 35 people injured

Almost three dozen passengers sustained minor injuries Thursday when an Air Canada flight travelling from Toronto to Sydney, Australia, ran into severe turbulence, prompting an emergency landing in Honolulu.

It was over the Pacific Ocean when the plane experienced what an Air Canada spokesperson described as "un-forecasted and sudden turbulence".

There were almost 270 passengers and 15 crew members on board in total.

About 35 customers are believed to have sustained injuries, which Air Canada said were minor.

Airline officials said around 25 passengers, including one crew member, suffered minor injuries.

The flight diverted to Honolulu, where it landed at 12:45 p.m. Thursday.

Initially 20 to 25 people were reported hurt, but after closer examination by medical personnel, an Air Canada spokesperson told CBC News it appeared that 35 people sustained minor injures, a lot of them being head and neck injuries.

Daily Hive has reached out to Air Canada for more information.

The airline is now making arrangements for passengers, including hotel accommodations and meals in Honolulu, as well as providing flight options, Mr. Fitzpatrick added. It will be updated throughout the morning.

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