June 6, 2023

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Hawaiian Airlines flight: At least 36 injured after severe turbulence

At least 36 people on board a Hawaiian Airlines flight were injured following severe turbulence Sunday, officials said.

All 20 passengers on the Phoenix-Honolulu flight were taken to the emergency room. 11 of them are in critical condition. Among them was a 14-month-old baby.

Loss of consciousness, head trauma, cuts and bruises are some of the victim’s injuries, Honolulu Emergency Medical Services reports.

Hawaiian Airlines is “supporting all affected passengers and employees” and is monitoring the situation, the company said.

“Several passengers and crew were treated at the airport for minor injuries, while others were rushed to local hospitals for further treatment,” Hawaiian Airlines tweeted.

Turbulence occurred about 30 minutes before the plane landed in Honolulu.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, Hawaiian Airlines Flight 35, an Airbus 330, reported turbulence around 10:35 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time.

The FAA is investigating the incident.

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