Air Canada Plane Makes Emergency Landing

An injured passenger is transported to a hospital at Calgary International Airport after an Air Canada jet encountered trouble and the aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday Jan. 10, 2008. AP Photo/CP/Larry MacDougal

An Air Canada jetliner made an emergency landing in Calgary on Thursday after at least 14 people aboard were injured when the plane hit turbulence during a cross-country flight, airport and emergency officials said.

None of the injuries were life-threatening, said Bryce Paton of the Calgary Airport Authority.

Air Canada flight AC190, carrying 88 people, was en route from Victoria, British Columbia, to Toronto and was diverted to Calgary for the emergency landing, officials said.

"It landed safely at 8:30 a.m. with a request for medical units to meet the aircraft to injuries on board the aircraft," he said.

Ambulances surrounded the jet and paramedics and tended to the injured.

Stuart Brideaux of Calgary Emergency Medical Services told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that most of the 14 people injured suffered minor injuries.

Air Canada said in a statement that that some of the injuries required hospitalization, although an exact number was immediately available.

The airline said the preliminary passenger list indicates the Airbus A319 was carrying 83 passengers and five crew members.
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