At least 35 injured after turbulence rattles flight over Pacific Ocean

At least 35 injured after turbulence rattles flight over Pacific Ocean
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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.

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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.