Air Canada flight diverts to Calgary; reports of up to 20 injured on board


An Air Canada flight from Shanghai to Toronto has been diverted to Calgary after reports of injuries caused by turbulence.

A spokeswoman for the Calgary Fire Department told The Canadian Press up to 20 people may have suffered neck and back injuries due to turbulence.

A local EMS official told CTV Calgary that a flight has reported “multiple injured patients aboard.”

Flight AC88 was en route from Shanghai’s Pudong International airport to Toronto Pearson International Airport and was scheduled to land at 6:45 p.m. EST.

The flight landed in Calgary around 3:15 p.m. local time.

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30/12/2015 17:11  By: CTVNews