35 passengers injured as a flight from Canada to Sydney encounter ‘severe turbulence’—
At least 35 passengers were injured when an Air Canada flight on its way to Sydney encountered severe turbulence.
According to the airline, after leaving Vancouver on Thursday, Air Canada flight 33 was forced to land at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.
“We just hit turbulence pretty quick. Lots of people hit the ceiling, lots of screaming,” passenger Michael Bailey said. The flight, which was carrying 269 passengers and 15 crew members, was about two hours past Hawaii when it hit “unforecasted and sudden turbulence,” the airline said.
The plane was flying at 36,000 feet and was approximately 600 miles southwest of Honolulu during the incident, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration.
“Our first priority is always the safety of our flights, passengers and crew and as a precaution, medical personnel are on standby to examine passengers in Honolulu,” the airline said in a statement.
Buhari govt turning Nigerians into beggars – Atiku reacts to country’s increasing debt profile
Insecurity: Senate makes fresh demand from President Buhari
Nnamdi Kanu reacts to suspension of Ruga settlement, tells Biafrans next action
Coalition Of Northern groups tells Governors: ”Accept RUGA within 30 days or we will resort to our next line of action” (video
Ruga programme suspension: VON DG hails Buhari’s decision
BBNaija housemate, Tacha suffers nip slip during Saturday night party (Photos)
Court orders Oshiomhole, IGP, APC spokesman to stop interfering in Edo Assembly matters
EFCC accuses judge of bias in cases involving Bukola Saraki and Rochas Okorocha
APC approves indirect primaries to elect Kogi governorship candidate
NACA DG resigned voluntarily, not sacked – Presidency
Six Madonna university students, lecturer regain freedom
Lecturer jailed after writing a poem about ‘Vagina’
”false and fabricated” – Kizz Daniels denies reports that he is on the side of COZA pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, vows to take legal action