Dozens of people were injured after a plane experienced unexpected turbulence over the Pacific Ocean Thursday.
According to The Associated Press, 37 people were injured — including nine who were seriously injured — on the Air Canada flight headed to Australia.
The plane made an emergency landing in Honolulu, where 30 passengers were taken to the hospital.
The flight headed to Sydney hit “un-forecasted and sudden turbulence,” about two hours past Hawaii, Air Canada spokeswoman Angela Mah told the AP in a statement.
Honolulu Emergency Medical Services Chief Dean Nakano told the wire service that the injured included children and the elderly.
The Boeing 777-200 plane carried 269 passengers and 15 crew members, Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick told the AP.
The Hill has reached out to Air Canada for additional comment.