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Turbulence causes Air Canada to Divert Flight from Sydney

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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).

Upon landing 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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