Unusual severe turbulence injures 36 people onboard Hawaiian Airline

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Three dozen injured when flight to Hawaii hits severe turbulence. via Youtube video

Some three dozen people were injured, 11 of them seriously, on Sunday when a Hawaiian Airlines flight to Honolulu was hit by severe turbulence, local media reported.

Emergency responders treated 36 patients, with 11 people taken to local hospitals in serious condition, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

Another nine patients were in stable condition with injuries ranging from serious head injuries, lacerations, bruising and loss of consciousness, the newspaper said.

“(Flight) HA35 from PHX to HNL encountered severe turbulence & landed safely in HNL at 10:50 a.m. today,” the airline said in a statement posted to Twitter. “Medical care was provided to several guests & crew members at the airport for minor injuries while some were swiftly transported to local hospitals for further care.”

An airline spokesman told the Star-Advertiser that the Airbus A330 aircraft, which was carrying 278 passengers and 10 crew members encountered severe turbulence as it approached the islands. [Local10News]

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  1. Aside from the Zombie Pilots because of them all getting the VAX, the worldwide extreme and more and more unpredictable weather is making flying dangerous. Plus, the Continental Plates are under extreme stress, and they can generate EMP. This appears to have taken down a few planes already. Especially over water. They always blame it on the Pilot. Never flying again. No way.

    • I gave up flying a while ago. I used to bartend (moonlighting) pilots and stewardesses always came to the place. Biggest bunch of drunks you will ever meet. They all probably wake up and blow a BAC of 2.0.

      • You’re very correct. I designed, built and turned up Communication systems all over the USA. Spent a lot of time on Planes and at Motels. Frequently would run into a drunk Airline Employee.

      • Yeah, well I am the first to admit my own drunks, but I never had a DUI. Mainly would go on a bender, and quit for a few years, and then something would tick me off. However, in just a couple days I will have 10 years, so I kinda grew out of that with God’s help, rest assured. We had drinkers in my family too. So I know.

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