A scary start to a trip for some Mynderse Academy students last night.
A plane carrying several Mynderse Academy high school students en route to San José, Costa Rica hit severe turbulence and had to return to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
The incident happened onboard an Air Canada flight when the plane was above Tennessee. According to Toronto media, two flight attendants suffered minor injuries in the incident.
Finger Lakes 1 reports no Mynderse students were injured.
Parents became aware that something was wrong when some of them were tracking the flight online and saw it had turned around.
The students are on the trip to Costa Rica as members of the school’s Spanish club.
About three hours after the landing, Air Canada said passengers from the flight redeparted for their destination onboard another aircraft.
Update— Tom Podolec (@TomPodolec) February 16, 2018
Air Canada Rouge #AC1806 to San Jose, Costa Rica returned to Toronto.
Declared an emergency for several flight attendants with injuries from severe turbulence.
Peel medics say 2 were transported to hospital. @PearsonFire4382 @TorontoPearson @AirCanada @flightradar24 pic.twitter.com/Sxl9nP0EaW