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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 7:43 PM

An Air Canada flight struggling with severe turbulence was forced to land in Calgary, where up to 20 passengers were injured.UniversalImagesGroup/UIG via Getty Images

An Air Canada flight struggling with severe turbulence was forced to land in Calgary, where up to 20 passengers were injured.

Up to 20 people were injured on an Air Canada flight headed from Shanghai to Toronto after heavy turbulence caused the plane to make a landing in Calgary.

Flight AC88, which was carrying 332 passengers and 19 crew members on the Boeing 777 jet was forced to land in Calgary after a bout with severe turbulence, Air Canada said in a statement.

The rough skies injured several passengers, but the airline could not confirm an exact number.

Up to 20 people could have suffered neck and back injuries, Calgary fire officials told the Canada Press.

Several photos on social media showed injured passengers on stretchers being taken to hospitals from the airport.

At least six ambulances and three fire trucks were sent to the airport.

Ten injured passengers were spotted wheeled out on stretchers from the airport.

ang@nydailynews.com

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