The Latest: 7 go to hospital after Hawaii emergency landing
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a Hawaiian Airlines flight that made an emergency landing after reports of smoke in the plane (all times local):
Hawaiian Airlines says seven people were taken to the hospital with smoke-related symptoms Thursday after a flight from Oakland, California, to Honolulu made an emergency landing because of smoke in the airplane.
In a statement, Hawaiian Airlines says that the 184 passengers and seven crew members used emergency slides to evacuate the plane after it landed in Honolulu.
American Medical Response spokesman James Ireland says a total of 11 patients had breathing complaints and seven were taken to the hospital.
Ireland says the youngest patient taken to the hospital was a 9-month-old. He says another older child was also injured and the rest were adults. All injuries were considered minor.
One person was treated at the scene for minor injuries sustained during the evacuation.
Authorities say passengers on a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Oakland, California, to Honolulu used emergency slides to evacuate on a runway after a report of possible smoke or fire in the aircraft’s cargo area.
Hawaii state Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara said Thursday there was no visible sign of smoke or fire from outside of the aircraft. He says the plane didn’t appear to be on fire when it landed.
There were no reported injuries.
Shuttle buses were taking passengers to the airport’s terminal area.
The flight was Hawaiian Airlines Flight 47.