On July 11, 2019, an Air Cᴀɴᴀᴅᴀ Boeing 777-200 traveling from Vancouver, Cᴀɴᴀᴅᴀ, to Sydney, Aᴜsᴛʀᴀʟɪᴀ, encountered unforeseen turbulence. Thirty-seven persons were ʜᴜʀᴛ, with nine of them suffering more severe injuries. Honolulu was the required emergency landing location for the aircraft (Hawaii).
The aircraft, which had the flight number AC33, was traveling from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). 15 staff members and 269 passengers were on board.
According to Air Cᴀɴᴀᴅᴀ (ADH2), it experienced “unforecasted and abrupt turbulence roughly two hours past Hawaii.” The pilots made the decision to change course and return. The aircraft landed at Honolulu International Airport without incident (HNL).
One passenger told HawaiiNewsNow, “The Gɪʀʟ in the seat in front of me ʜɪᴛ the plastic above and actually cracked and ᴅᴇsᴛʀᴏʏed it, and the gas masks fell down, and there was a lot of panic.
Another passenger on the airplane claimed, “We all ʜɪᴛ the roof and everything tumbled down, and people went flying.
Thirty persons in total were taken to a nearby hospital, where nine of them received care for various wounds, including head cuts. All patients were evaluated, treated, and released by nearby hospitals, and they were all given hotel accommodations.
They flew in a replacement aircraft. On July 12, 2019, it is anticipated that the flight to Sydney will restart.
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