The airplane, carrying 284 passengers and crew, was traveling from Vancouver to Sydney however was diverted to Hawaii.
Thirty folks had been taken to hospital in Honolulu on Thursday. Nine had extreme injuries, officers mentioned.
Air Canada mentioned the Boeing 777-200 jet “encountered sudden clear air turbulence… two hours past Hawaii”.
Passengers reported the cabin being bloodied and dented from passengers hitting the ceiling of the plane.
“All of us hit the roof, and the whole lot fell down,” Jess Smith informed local TV station KHON. “Folks went flying.”
Alex Macdonald, from Brisbane, advised Canadian broadcaster CBC News that these onboard have been “extraordinarily shocked.”
“I noticed the individuals ahead of me hitting the overhead baggage compartments after which just slamming back into their seats,” she mentioned.
Pictures were taken inside the plane show that oxygen masks had been released and service trolleys are thrown over throughout the incident. An Instagram post from one passenger confirmed he and others wearing neck braces in the airport.
An Australian country band, Hurricane Fall, had been additionally on the flight on time. The band stated in a Fb post that their vocalist had sustained injuries to his arm and elbow however had been released from the hospital.
The airplane landed in Hawaii at 06:46 local time (16:46 GMT) on Thursday. The airline stated it was arranging resorts in Honolulu till a new flight to Australia may very well be arranged.