to connectVideoPassengers is in the hospital after the Hawaiian Airlines plane fills with smoke
A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Oakland to Honolulu was forced to make an emergency landing after the cabin filled with smoke, sending seven passengers to the hospital.
The seven Hawaiian Airlines and passengers, including a nine-month-old baby – have been admitted to the hospital on Thursday after an engine problem caused the cabin to fill with smoke, during the trip from California to Hawaii, forcing an emergency landing in Honolulu.
At about 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 22, is the Hawaiian Airlines Flight 47 from Oakland, and landed at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, about 20 minutes after the smoke was detected, as Hawaii News Now reports.
In this image made from video provided by Hawaii News Now shows a Hawaiian Airlines Flight 47 to get a job after smoke filled the plane’s cabin, causing an emergency landing and evacuation on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2019 in Honolulu. Of the 184 passengers and seven crew members on board were forced to evacuate the plane using emergency slides. Seven people were taken to hospital with disorders of the respiratory tract. (Hawaii News Now, via AP)
According to the passenger is “Lucky ” Cara”, the smoke appeared in the plane’s cabin “all of a sudden,” as the plane was approaching the Aloha State.
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“I was afraid of. I was going to get worse and worse and worse, and there were a few people crying, but she settled down,” Cara said to the face, as can be seen in the video footage obtained by Fox News.
A passenger, Linda Puu echoed similar sentiments, describing the smoke as “thick” before the flight touched down, the News reports right Now. Puu also praised the quick actions of the emergency personnel who responded to the scene, waiting for the flight, with 47 on the road.
A crash landing is something that you think you’re never going to do it, but you have to be very fast, and the fire brigade have been down there to catch you and help you,” she said.
The flight landed safely without any problem, and all of the 184 passengers and seven crew members, use of evacuation slides to exit the plane.
American Medical Response spokesman, James, of Ireland, said that a total of 11 patients had respiratory symptoms, and seven were taken to the hospital with breathing problems.
Ireland is said to be the youngest patient to go to the hospital, it was a 9-month-old baby. He told me that one of the other children were also taken to the hospital, and the rest were adults.
All of the injuries were considered minor, and one of the passengers was examined at the scene for injuries sustained during the evacuation.
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Airport Fire Chief Glenn Mitchell says the passengers’ orderly behaviour, to the left of a Hawaiian Airlines plane, a procedure that took only about 30 seconds, noting that they’re wise not to try to take their luggage with them.
“The people were in an orderly fashion. The 30-second timeframe, it is a great tribute to the airlines and their employees to make sure that the size is not only effective, but safe and secure,” Mitchell told the News Today.
As for engineering, John Snook, Hawaiian Airlines’ chief operating officer, said that there was no active fire anywhere on the airplane in case of emergency.
After a smoke indication in the cargo hold set off a warning in the cockpit and visible smoke appeared in the cabin, and the automatic fire suppression system was activated in the cargo hold, ” he said.
Later on Thursday, the representatives of the carrier, issued a statement explaining that the smoke was likely caused by a problem with the plane’s engine.
“We have found that a seal failure in the plane’s left engine, causing the oil to leak out onto hot parts of the aircraft, engine, and air-conditioning pressurization system, and smoke in the cabin,” Alex Da Silva, a spokesman for Hawaiian Airlines, told News Now.
Da Silva went on to explain that “the performance of the engine was not affected.”
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After that, the group out of the plane, a shuttle bus took passengers and their luggage, going to be a staging area at the airport.
Snook said, and Hawaiian Airlines, as a result of the refinancing of its passengers for the cost of a round-trip ticket, and give the passengers a voucher for a future trip.
“It’s going to take a bit of time to get the bags released from the airplane, and, of course, we want to make sure that we understand what is the cause of the smoke was, and is, a possibility, of course, is that these bags can be a resource,” he said. “We do not have any evidence to suggest that, but we want to be careful about taking the bags out.”
Hawaiian Airlines ‘executive, also thanked the crew and the passengers to evacuate in an orderly fashion’ in what could be a difficult and dangerous situation.”
The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration’s plan to launch an investigation into the incident, USA Today reports.
The representatives of the carrier were not immediately available for comment on the request for additional information.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.