Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) flight HA 24 departed Kahului on Maui at 11:18 a.m. yesterday (May 1) bound for Oakland. The flight crew declared an emergency and landed safely at Kahului Airport (OGG) at 11:50 a.m. after the smell of fumes was detected in the cabin according to MauiNow.com. The 224 passengers and 10 crew members safely evacuated the Boeing 767-300.
Hawaiian Airlines issued this short statement:
HA Flight 24 left Maui at 11:18 a.m. for Oakland, and returned to the Maui airport soon after departure due to an odor of fumes in the cabin. The flight crew declared an emergency and landed in OGG at 11:50 a.m. All customers were evacuated via emergency slides. There were 224 customers and 10 crew onboard. At this time there are no reports of serious injuries.
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