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.

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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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Injured passengers being stretchered out of airport. #ctvcalgary#ac88pic.twitter.com/QKnny8tRH2

— Rahim Ladhani (@RLadhaniCTV) December 30, 2015


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