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Military Jets Escort Hawaii-Bound American Airlines Plane

Sunday, May 21, 2017
By George Hatcher
Military Jets Escort Hawaii-Bound American Airlines Plane

A Hawaii-bound American Airlines plane was escorted by two fighter jets on May 19th. American Airlines flight 31 was heading from Los Angeles, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, when a passenger tried to break into the cockpit. The crew reported the disturbance, which prompted the Pacific Command to dispatch a pair of fighter jets for... »

Hawaiian Airlines Plane Returns to Hawaii due to Problems with Gear Retraction

Friday, May 12, 2017
By George Hatcher
Hawaiian Airlines Plane Returns to Hawaii due to Problems with Gear Retraction

Hawaiian Airlines flight HA-50 had to return and make an emergency landing at Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii, on May 10th. The Airbus A330-200 flying to New York, USA, had just taken-off when the crew noticed a problem with its gear retraction. The plane landed safely. All 291 people aboard remained unhurt. Download article... »

Hawaiian Airlines Plane Diverts to Hawaii due to Cabin Smoke

Monday, July 18, 2016
By George Hatcher
Hawaiian Airlines Plane Diverts to Hawaii due to Cabin Smoke

Hawaiian Airlines flight HA-19 had to divert and make a safe emergency landing at Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Hawaii, on July 15th. The Boeing 767-300 en-route from Sacramento, California to Honolulu, Hawaii was mid-air over Pacific Ocean when the crew detected smoke in the cabin. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members... »

Skydiving Tour Plane Crashes in Hawaii; 5 Killed

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed near Port Allen Airport on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, on May 23rd. The single engine Cessna 182H plane, belonging to Skydive Kauai, was conducting a skydive tour when it went down. Five people, including the pilot, two skydive instructors, and two tandem jumpers, were killed in the crash.... »

Hawaiian Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Hawaii after Mid-Air Turbulence

Thursday, April 28, 2016
By George Hatcher
Hawaiian Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Hawaii after Mid-Air Turbulence

Hawaiian Airlines flight HA-43 made a safe landing at Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii, on April 22nd. The Boeing 767-300, flying from San Jose, California, had just climbed out of runway when it encountered turbulence mid-air, but the crew decided to continue the flight to Honolulu. The plane landed safely. Four crew members received... »

Alaska Airlines Plane Continues for Safe Landing in Hawaii after Phone Emits Fire

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
By George Hatcher
Alaska Airlines Plane Continues for Safe Landing in Hawaii after Phone Emits Fire

Alaska Airlines flight AS-807 continued for a safe landing at Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii, on March 19. The Boeing 737-800, en-route from Bellingham, Washington to Hawaii, was mid-air above Pacific Ocean when a passenger’s iPhone emitted flame which turned into fire on the cabin floor. The plane landed safely after 90 minutes. All... »

Helicopter Crashes into Pearl Harbor; 1 Critically Injured

Saturday, February 20, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Bell 206 helicopter crashed and sunk near the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 18. The private helicopter went down while it was carrying five people, including the pilot and a family of four visiting from Canada. All five occupants of the aircraft survived the crash. However, one of them... »

Alaska Airlines Plane Diverts to Honolulu

Sunday, February 14, 2016
By George Hatcher
Alaska Airlines Plane Diverts to Honolulu

Alaska Airlines flight AS-862 had to make an emergency landing in Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 11. The plane was heading from Kahului, Hawaii, to Portland, Oregon, when the crew decided to divert due to a fault in the auxiliary power unit. The plane landed uneventfully. There were 152 passengers and 6 crew members aboard... »

Lithium Batteries behind Hawaiian Airlines Emergency Landing

Sunday, January 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
Lithium Batteries behind Hawaiian Airlines Emergency Landing

On January 12, a Hawaiian Airlines crew had to put on their oxygen masks after Flight 226 developed smoke in the cockpit. Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 717 was en route from Honolulu to Kahului when a fire developed in a cargo bay. Pilots managed a safe landing. Evidence of a fire was found in one... »

United Airlines Plane Diverts to Hawaii after Smoke in Cockpit

Sunday, January 3, 2016
By George Hatcher
United Airlines Plane Diverts to Hawaii after Smoke in Cockpit

United Airlines flight UA-863 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 31. The Boeing 777-200, flying from San Francisco, California, to Sydney, Australia, had to divert due to smoke in the cockpit. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download article as PDF »

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