14 injured on Air Canada flight
Plane was on way from Victoria to Toronto when turbulence hit, injuring several people
More than a dozen people were hurt on a flight that encountered turbulence and was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Calgary Thursday morning.
Fourteen people suffered minor injuries, mostly to the back and neck, said Calgary EMS spokesman Stuart Brideaux.
More than a dozen people from the flight were taken to hospital, say medical officials.
(CBC) “It happened really fast. One side of the plane went up sort of sideways and then came back down,” one passenger told CBC News.
She said she saw her friend, who was among those taken to the hospital, “fly up” and hit the ceiling.
Flight 190 was en route from Victoria to Toronto when it made an emergency landing in Calgary at 8:30 a.m. MT.
Crews responded with 19 ambulances after receiving reports of multiple injuries on board the Airbus A319.
Air Canada said the preliminary passenger list indicates the plane was carrying 83 passengers and five crew members.
The airline also said relatives of those on board who are seeking more information about the flight can get it by calling toll free at 1-800-961-7099.
With files from the Canadian Press