Air Canada airplane caught turbulence: 37 passengers hurt
The plane followed from Toronto to Sydney.
Air Canada’s Boeing 777-200 caught strong turbulence over the Pacific. As a result, 37 people were injured, 30 of whom were hospitalized. The flight had to be interrupted.
As TASS reported with reference to CBC, nine got severe injuries. People received bruises to the head, neck, back, lacerations, limb injuries. There are children and the elderly among the victims.
The plane flew from Toronto to Sydney with a stop for refueling in Vancouver. After departure from Canada, the aircraft caught severe turbulence about 966 km south-west of Honolulu at an altitude of 10.973 m, after which it was forced to return to the United States. There were 269 passengers and 15 crew members on board.
The rest of the passengers were accommodated in the hotel. They will fly to Australia soon.