On Friday, Air Canada flight AC34, en route to Vancouver from
Sydney, made an unscheduled landing at Honolulu after encountering
turbulence approximately one hour north east of Honolulu.
The aircraft landed without incident at
approximately 01:10 HT (07:10
EDT) and following inspection by
Air Canada maintenance personnel re-departed approximately two
hours later for Vancouver at 03:16 HT (09:16 EDT).
in Honolulu, the flight was met by Air Canada staff, as well as
medical and emergency services to provide assistance.
Nine passengers and two flight attendants requiring medical
attention for minor injuries were treated on site and released to
continue their journey. Two passengers and two flight
attendants remained in Honolulu for further assessment for minor
injuries and were subsequently released.
The airline states that the seat belt sign was on at the time
the turbulence occurred.
The passenger list indicates the
Boeing 777-200LR was carrying 256 passengers and 17 crew members.
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