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Hawaiian Airlines Makes Emergency Landing at Hilo Airport

Posted August 12, 2017, 06:25 AM HST
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Hawaiian Airlines completed the month of October 2016 as the U.S. airline industry’s top-ranked carrier for on-time performance.
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A Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767 carrying 276 passengers and crew from Kaua‘i to Los Angeles made an emergency landing at Hilo International Airport on Friday, Aug. 11.

The aircraft was two hours into the flight when it diverted to Hilo because of smoke in the cockpit.

At 8:21 p.m., the Hawai‘i Fire Department was dispatched. All units were on scene at 8:27 p.m., prior to touchdown.

The plane landed safely and taxied to the terminal without further incident.

The cause of the smoke is under investigation.

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Myanne K. Felix Again?August 12, 2017 07:09am
Ines Permejo Oh no!! Hope all safeAugust 12, 2017 08:26am
Linda Padula Thank God they landed safelyAugust 12, 2017 10:21am
Kristin Sarme Chelsea Kahananui u was on this flight?August 12, 2017 10:49am
Chelsea Kahananui yes I was!!!! Thank god we landed safely!August 12, 2017 11:59am
Yasha-Ann Kahananui-Peralta Thank you to the flight and ground crew of Hawaiian Airlines for taking care of us while we were on that flight and in Hilo. We made it to L.A. safely.August 12, 2017 12:04pm
Stefanie Call How scary! Lucky they still had land to land on. Glad everyone is safe.August 12, 2017 01:34pm
Manova Lowman Oops!August 13, 2017 04:54pm
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