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Terrified passengers film plane turbulence as 37 injured

THIS is the terrifying moment an Air Canada flight smashed into turbulence, leaving 37 people injured.

Passengers suffered head and neck injuries after they were flung around and collided with the plane’s ceiling as is flew through a rough air pocket.

Air Canada flight 33 was flying over the Pacific Ocean from Vancouver on its way to Sydney when is struck with the unexpected “clear air” turbulence.

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It was forced to make an emergency landing at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu after the potentially dangerous incident.

Passenger Michael Bailey told Hawaii News it was a “scary” experience.

He said: “It was pretty quick. And a lot of people hit the ceiling.

“A lot of screaming. In the seat in front of me, the girl hit her head, and actually snapped and broke [the ceiling compartment].

“It was scary for a brief moment, and then the plane levelled out.”

Tim Tricky told, who was also on board, told Montreal CTV News: “It started getting a little bit rocky, so I thought I’d better buckle up”.

He added: “Then about five seconds later, you just watch everyone’s head in a plane who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt hit the roof like a jack-in-a-box.

“It was pretty scary to see. One of our band members, our mate, he smacked it really hard and put a massive dent in the luggage compartment.”

An airline told Express.co.uk: “Air Canada flight AC33, travelling from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia, on July 11, encountered un-forecasted and sudden turbulence approximately two hours past Hawaii, and subsequently diverted to Honolulu. 

“The flight landed normally at 0645 local time.

“All people have now been assessed, treated and released by local hospitals and are accommodated in Hotels.

“The flight to Sydney, AU is planned to resume today, July 12. The aircraft was a Boeing 777-200, with 269 passengers and 15 crew on board.”

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