Canada B772 over Pacific on Jul 11th 2019, turbulence causes 37 injuries

Last Update: September 26, 2019 / 22:49:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 11, 2019

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-33

Aircraft Registration
C-FNNH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An Air Canada Boeing 777-200, registration C-FNNH performing flight AC-33 from Vancouver,BC (Canada) to Sydney,NS (Australia) with 269 passengers and 15 crew, was enroute at FL340 over the Pacific Ocean about 900nm southwest of Honolulu,HI (USA) when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing a number of injuries on board. The crew decided to turn around and divert to Honolulu, where the aircraft landed safely about 2:15 hours later. 37 occupants (31 passengers and 6 cabin crew) received minor injuries as result of the turbulence encounter.

The airline reported 35 passengers received minor injuries as result of the severe clear air turbulence encounter about 2 hours past Honolulu. The passengers were taken to hotels in Honolulu until another aircraft can be dispatched.

Passengers reported fellow passengers literally went flying within the aircraft and hit the ceiling of the cabin.

On Sep 26th 2019 the Canadian TSB reported the aircraft encountered turbulence for about 10-15 seconds while enroute at FL340 about 2 hours from Honolulu Airport. Several passengers and cabin crew were thrown against the ceiling of the cabin. In total 37 people, 31 passengers and 6 cabin crew, received minor injuries like sprains, strains, cuts and bruises. First aid was provided to the injured by cabin crew and medical professionals travelling as passengers. Fuel was dumped prior to landing. Maintenance performed a severe turbulence inspection with no faults found. There was damage to interior components and cabin furnishings where passengers and cabin crew had come into contact.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-FNNH
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Boeing
Aircraft Model / Type
777-233LR
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
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Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 11, 2019

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-33

Aircraft Registration
C-FNNH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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