At the very least 36 folks on a Hawaiian Airways flight from Phoenix to Honolulu on Sunday have been injured after their plane encountered what was termed “extreme turbulence” by aviation authorities.
Hawaiian Airways Flight 35 departed Phoenix Sky Harbor Worldwide Airport at 7:01 p.m. Mountain Commonplace Time with a wheels-up time of seven:19 a.m. The turbulence occurred roughly half-hour previous to touchdown at Daniel Okay. Inouye Worldwide Airport, at roughly 10:35 a.m. Hawaii Commonplace Time.
The Airbus A330-300 landed at 10:47 a.m. native time and arrived on the gate at 10:58 a.m.
Eleven sufferers have been initially reported to be in critical situation, Honolulu Emergency Medical Providers stated in an announcement late Sunday. Among the many injured was a 14-month-old youngster and three crew members.
Hawaiian Airways stated in an announcement that it’s “supporting all affected passengers & staff” and monitoring the scenario.
“Medical care was supplied to a number of visitors & crewmembers on the airport for minor accidents whereas some have been swiftly transported to native hospitals for additional care,” the provider stated on social media posts.
The Federal Aviation Administration in addition to the Nationwide Transportation Security Board are investigating the incident.
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