Hawaiian Airlines encounters ‘severe’ turbulence, at least 11 people seriously injured on flight
A flight from Phoenix to Hawaii was rocked by severe turbulence on Dec. 18 some 30 minutes from Honolulu and nearly a dozen people were seriously injured.
Video has surfaced on social media of a flight from Phoenix to Hawaii that was rocked by severe turbulence Sunday morning some 30 minutes from Honolulu.
"Ladies and gentlemen … attention onboard: do we have any trained medical personnel? Do we have any doctors, nurses, firefighters…" a flight attendant asks over the intercom in a video posted to Instagram.
The Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said it received a call shortly after 11 a.m. and responders treated 36 people. Of those, 11 were taken to multiple emergency rooms in serious condition, and nine others were transported in stable condition.
Twenty people were transported for further medical treatment, the youngest of whom was 14 months old. The agency said the wounds included a serious head injury, lacerations, bruising, and loss of consciousness.
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES ENCOUNTERS ‘SEVERE’ TURBULENCE, AT LEAST 11 PEOPLE SERIOUSLY INJURED ON FLIGHT
"HA35 from PHX to HNL encountered severe turbulence & landed safely in HNL at 10:50 a.m. today," Hawaiian Airlines said in a statement. "Medical care was provided to several guests & crewmembers at the airport for minor injuries while some were swiftly transported to hospitals for further care."
Passenger seen on stretcher after landing:
Passenger of Hawaiian Airlines flight rocked by turbulence seen on stretcher after landing
Hawaiian Airlines passengers were treated after experiencing severe turbulence on a flight Sunday. (Credit:@hhhnewz/LOCAL NEWS X /TMX)
The airlines said the plane was carrying 278 passengers and 10 crew members. The differing number of injuries could not immediately be reconciled.
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