Dozens of individuals have been injured throughout a Hawaiian Airways flight that required medical transport of at the very least 20 people — this after a number of passengers have been rocked within the air.
The scary information was introduced Sunday and confirmed by the airline themselves. They are saying HA Flight 35 — which was flying from Phoenix to Honolulu this AM, with 288 folks onboard complete — skilled main turbulence that reportedly despatched folks flying each which method, together with upwards towards the ceiling.
There are pictures and movies circulating on-line proper now that present among the higher baggage compartments crushed … presumably because of our bodies crashing into them.
All in all, 36 folks suffered accidents … and 20 wanted to be taken to the hospital, with 11 of them being listed in critical situation. There’s video of a few of these passengers being attended to on the bottom — you’ll be able to see them in neck braces, getting gurneyed away.
The turbulence is reported to have hit about half-hour earlier than the aircraft landed — it is unclear what precisely prompted it. A mixture of passengers and crew members are stated to have been harmed — and the youngest of the bunch is reported to have been simply 14 months outdated.
The aircraft was clearly capable of land ultimately, and HA says they’re holding tabs on everybody affected. They add, “Medical care was supplied to a number of company & crewmembers on the airport for minor accidents whereas some have been swiftly transported to native hospitals for additional care. We’re supporting all affected passengers & staff and are persevering with to observe the state of affairs.”
The accidents sound fairly critical, particularly for the 11 who have been thrashed. They’re described as bruises, lacerations, head accidents and even lack of consciousness for some. EMS employees responded to the incident as a “mass casualty emergency” upon landing.
It sounds just like the turbulence hit out of nowhere, as some passengers are reported to not have had an opportunity to sit down down and buckle their seatbelts. As for what may’ve presumably been the supply of the turbulence — the AP cites meteorologist with the NWS who cites reviews of thunderstorms within the space that would’ve affected the Hawaiian Airways flight path.