35 injured as Air Canada flight forced to make emergency landing

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35 injured as Air Canada flight forced to make emergency landing

At least 35 passengers on board an Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Sydney have minor injuries after their flight hit sudden turbulence.

Some received medical attention on arrival at the airport in Honolulu, according to Air Canada.

Pepper Deroy was injured when Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Sydney 'fell from the sky'. These are the effects of turbulence, as the plane flies through pockets of rising, falling and rolling air, typically called eddies.

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, majority being head and neck injuries.

It eventually landed safely at Honolulu airport in Hawaii at 6.45am local time where it was met by emergency services.

An Air Canada spokesperson confirmed to CTV News that there was approximately 25 people on board who sustained minor injuries.

Numerous people received head and neck injuries, CTV News reported, citing a source. Many of these people are reported to have head and neck injuries. She also noted that, "medical personnel are on standby to examine the passengers in Honolulu".

The airline said it is arranging hotel accommodations and meals for passengers in Honolulu as well as options for resumption of the flight.

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