News

Hawaiian Airlines LA Flight Returns to HNL Due to Passenger Scuffle

March 21, 2019, 9:14 AM HST
* Updated March 21, 9:20 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

A mainland-bound flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, turned around midway due to two unruly passengers.

Hawaiian Airlines Flight 2 departed at 2:50 p.m.

“Approximately two hours into the flight, the captain elected to return the aircraft to Honolulu,” said an airline spokesperson in a statement.

Sources revealed that a fight broke out between the two passengers. Flight attendants tried to help and were hurt. Big Island Now was unable to confirm injuries with the airline.

The aircraft arrived at 6:38 p.m. and was met by local law enforcement.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

One passenger who witnessed the incident said the authority of the plane was turned over to Air Marshal security.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

“Safety is our priority, and we apologize to our guests for the inconvenience,” airline representatives said.

The flight departed Honolulu yesterday shortly after 8 p.m.

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.