Multiple passengers on an Hawaiian Airlines hurt after severe turbulence

Around 20 people were taken to hospital following the incident on a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Phoenix to Honolulu on Sunday (18 December).

Statement from Hawaiian Airlines

HA35 from PHX to HNL encountered severe turbulence & landed safely in HNL at 10:50 a.m. 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.

We are supporting all affected passengers & employees and are continuing to monitor the situation.

UPDATE: We are continuing to support our guests and employees who sustained injuries today after Flight HA35 from PHX to HNL encountered severe turbulence. We are also conducting a thorough inspection of the aircraft before returning it to service.

The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) said  that their union is responding to the developing incident in HNL and assisting crew onboard HA35. We are thankful the plane landed without further incident.

Source: twitter.com/HawaiianAir
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