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7 injured after Hawaii-bound flight experiences turbulence

6 crew members, 1 passenger injured after Hawaii-bound flight experiences sudden turbulence

7 injured after Hawaii-bound flight experiences turbulence

HONOLULU (AP) -- The Hawaii Department of Transportation says seven people were injured Saturday on a United Airlines flight after the plane was struck by sudden turbulence.

NBC News reports that the department says four crew members and a teenage girl with a head injury on United Airlines Flight 15 from Newark, New Jersey, to Honolulu were taken to a hospital. Two other crew members declined to be taken to the hospital.

KHON-TV reports that the plane landed around 4 p.m.

On Saturday, parts of Hawaii were under a high-wind warning, as gusty winds caused power outages. The National Weather Service said a high-wind warning was issued for parts of Kauai and Oahu and the summits of the Big Island. Other parts of the island chain were under a wind advisory.


Updated : 2021-09-28 17:54 GMT+08:00