36 injured, 11 critically, after Hawaiian Airlines flight experiences
A flight from Phoenix to Honolulu left 36 folks damage, with 11 sustaining critical accidents, after the airplane skilled “severe turbulence,” officers stated Sunday.
A complete of 20 folks aboard Hawaiian Airlines Flight 35 have been taken to 2 native hospitals, Honolulu Emergency Medical Services confirmed. Nine of these 20 sustained minor accidents with 11 struggling critical accidents, based on EMS.
One individual was knocked unconscious, Honolulu Emergency Services Department Director Jim Ireland stated at a press convention. About 10 passengers skilled nausea and vomiting, Ireland stated. The airplane was carrying 278 passengers and 10 crew members — 2 pilots and eight flight attendants.
The flight landed safely at Daniel Okay. Inouye International Airport at 10:50 a.m. and medical care was supplied on the scene for passengers and crew members who suffered much less critical accidents, the airline stated.
“We are supporting all affected passengers & employees and are continuing to monitor the situation,” Hawaiian Airlines stated in a tweet.
The explanation for the turbulence has not been confirmed, though there have been reviews of thunderstorms within the space. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.
There have been a number of cases this 12 months of turbulence on a industrial flight inflicting accidents.
In July, eight folks have been hospitalized after an American Airlines flight from Tampa, Florida, to Nashville, Tennessee, skilled extreme “unexpected turbulence” and was pressured to land in Alabama, a spokesperson for Birmingham’s airport advised CBS News.
The incident got here weeks after three Southwest Airlines flight attendants and one passenger on a flight from Chicago to Salt Lake City suffered minor accidents after their flight skilled “moderate turbulence.”
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