Air Canada (Montreal) issued this statement concerning passengers that were hurt by turbulence on flight AC088 from Shanghai to Toronto on December 30:
Flight AC088, en route to Toronto from Shanghai , was diverted to Calgary on due to turbulence where it landed without incident at 15:23 MT (17:23 ET) on December 30. The Boeing 777-300 ER was carrying 332 passengers and 19 crew members.
Passengers and crew were immediately met by Air Canada teams and examined by medical personnel. Twenty-one passengers were transferred directly to local hospitals from the airport comprising eight with non-life threatening injuries and 13 for observation.
Air Canada is making arrangements to accommodate all passengers including those continuing on to Toronto .
Air Canada is cooperating fully with the Transportation Safety Board in its investigation of this incident.
Air Canada did not specify the exact location of the turbulence but it was likely to have occurred somewhere over northern Canada.
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Copyright Photo: Chris Sands/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-333 ER C-FITL (msn 35256) lands at Calgary prior to the incident.