Air Canada severe turbulence incident: final report released

Canadian authorities finish the investigation of the Air Canada (ADH2) severe turbulence incident during which 37 people were injured in July 2019.

On July 11, 2019, Air Canada Boeing 777, with 269 passengers and 15 crew members onboard, took off from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR), Canada. The first few hours of the journey went as usual, as the airliner crossing smooth and clear of cloud air. Then suddenly it encountered severe turbulence, which, lasting for 10 to 15 seconds, left 37 people injured. 

The video explains an incident unrelated to the one discussed in this article.

Thrown into the ceiling, 31 passengers and six cabin crew sustained injuries, ranging from cuts to bruises, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has determined in the final incident investigation report, released on September 24, 2019. 

After the short scare, cabin crew and professionals medics onboard helped those injured as the aircraft turned back towards Hawaii. Duping the fuel prior to landing, the Boeing 777 finally successfully landed at the Daniel K Inouye International Airport (PHNL)a couple of hours later, where it was met by emergency services.

The affected flight, ACA033, was en route to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (YSSY), Australia. Prior to the takeoff, no significant weather had been forecast along the route of flight until a further segment near the equator, the investigators have observed. 


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