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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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