Air Canada confirms incident

MONTREAL, Dec. 30, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada confirms its flight AC088, en route to Toronto from Shanghai, made an unscheduled landing at Calgary today.

The aircraft landed without incident at approximately 15:23 MT (17:23 ET)

While Air Canada can confirm that there were some injuries due to turbulence encountered en route requiring hospitalization for assessment, an exact number is not available at this time.

The preliminary passenger list indicates the Boeing 777-300ER was carrying 332 passengers and 19 crew members, although this is subject to confirmation.

Air Canada teams are taking care of the passengers. Further details will be provided through additional statements as soon as possible.

No further details are available at this time, however Air Canada will continue to issue regular updates as information becomes known.


SOURCE Air Canada

For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal),, 514 422-5788; Peter Fitzpatrick, (Toronto),, 416 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver),, 604 270-5741; Internet: