BREAKING: VIDEO: ‘We all hit the roof’: 35 injured from turbulence on transpacific flight

JULY 11, 2019

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An Air Canada plane on a flight from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia, after travelling from Toronto, encountered sudden and severe turbulence Thursday, leaving nearly three dozen people with minor injuries, the airline said.

Flight AC33 was diverted to Honolulu’s airport around 6:46 a.m. local time, where medical staff were on standby to examine the injured.

The article goes on to state the following:

Initially 25 people were reported hurt, but after medical staff examined those who were on board, Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick said it appears 35 people sustained minor injuries.

CTV further reports:

When the turbulence started, passenger Michael Bailey told CTV News “a lot of people hit the ceiling.” He said “it was pretty scary,” adding the passengers only had a few seconds of warning from the captain.

Another passenger said it felt like the plane “whipped in the air.” Fellow passenger Lachlan Coffee said he felt like the plane was going to crash.

“It was like a scene from a movie,” he said. “It was really traumatic.”

In the video below, one of the passengers describes the event, saying there was panic and fear “for a brief moment.” He said one of the flight attendants may have been injured by the beverage cart. He also said the plane “must have dropped a 100-feet” when it suddenly dropped.

Another passenger said the injured passengers were separated and taken to first class, but she thought some injuries may have been serious.

There are several videos and passenger interviews below. Watch:



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