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    Passengers Roughed up on Turbulent Flight

    It was the “flight from hell.” An Air Canada jet’s sudden, violent drop caused soda cans to float to the ceiling and left 21 passengers hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after forcing pilots to land their Shanghai-to-Toronto flight early in Calgary yesterday. “The girl beside me, she was thrown right out of her seat,” said one passenger. “We thought we were dying.” Canadian aviation investigators are trying to determine the cause, but one thing is certain: There are 332 passengers who will be much more vigilant about buckling up in the air.

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