36 people injured, some seriously, due to ‘severe turbulence’ on Hawaiian Airlines flight HA35

Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-200 (N393HA) operating flight HA35 from Phoenix to Honolulu on December 18 with 278 passengers and 10 crew, was descending as it approached Honolulu when the aircraft encountered turbulence

The airport reported 36 injuries and damage to the aircraft cabin.

33 passengers and 3 flight attendants sustained injuries. 20 were taken to hospitals, 11 were diagnosed with serious injuries.

Hawaiian Airlines issued this statement:

Hawaiian Airlines flight HA35 from Phoenix (PHX) to Honolulu (HNL) encountered severe turbulence and landed safely in HNL at 10:50 a.m. on Sunday, December 18.

We apologize to our guests for this incident and thank our crewmembers, first responders, hospital personnel, and airport teams for their coordinated response.

We are continuing to support our guests and employees who sustained injuries after Flight HA35 from PHX to HNL encountered severe turbulence. We are also conducting a thorough inspection of the aircraft before returning it to service.

Top Copyright Photo: Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-243 N393HA (msn 1422) JFK (Jay Selman). Image: 402453.

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