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35 injured after flight from Vancouver to Australia hits severe turbulence

A flight from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia was forced to make an emergency landing in Hawaii after hitting severe turbulence.

The shakey conditions resulted in 35 injuries and forced the plane to touch down at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.

<who>Photo Credit: Air Canada

Flight AC33 was already two hours past the Hawaiian islands when it turned around for the emergency landing.

It had 269 passengers and 15 crew members on board.

Many were examined by medical professionals when the plane arrived in Honolulu at 9:45 a.m. PST.

Isabelle Arthur, a spokeswoman for Air Canada, said the airline’s first priority is the safety of passengers and crew.

Hotel accommodations and meals for passengers will be arranged, along with options for resumption of the flight.

With files from the Canadian Press.


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