Smoke forces Hawaii Airlines plane to make emergency landing

Hawaiian Airlines flight is seen following emergency landing in Honolulu after smoke filled its cabin and cargo hold on Auguest 22 2019             
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Hawaiian Airlines flight is seen following emergency landing in Honolulu after smoke filled its cabin and cargo hold on Auguest 22 2019 KGMB-TV

Flight HA47 was en route from Oakland to Honolulu, and was about 20 minutes from its destination when smoke began filling the cabin. Seven passengers were taken to hospitals.

"I was scared", passenger Lucky Cara said.

Snook said the five adults and two children taken to hospitals were suffering from "smoke-related symptoms".

The smoke "was really getting thick", said passenger Linda Puu, adding that first responders were ready and waiting for the aircraft when it arrived.

No oxygen masks were deployed to passengers, as the crew did not want to pump oxygen into the aircraft when there might be a fire, airline Chief Operating Officer Jon Snook told CNN.

A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Oakland, California, was about 20 minutes away from its scheduled noon landing in Honolulu on Thursday when an emergency was declared. The plane's emergency slides were deployed to assist passengers in an evacuation.

American Medical Response spokesman James Ireland says a total of 11 patients had breathing complaints and seven were taken to the hospital.

All injuries were considered minor, and one passenger was examined at the scene for injuries sustained during the evacuation.

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Hawaiian Airlines blamed the smoke on an isue with the plane's left engine.

The aircraft's emergency slides were used to evacuate the passengers once the plane landed at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

A seal on the left engine failed and leaked oil onto hot engine parts and the air conditioning system, the company said in an online statement early on Friday.

There was smoke in the cockpit, cabin and cargo hold of the flight, according to the airline. "The performance of the engine was not affected, and the Airbus A321neo flight landed without incident on runway 4R".

Fire officials said it was heartening to see passengers evacuated in an orderly way and didn't try to bring their luggage with them, a problem that's been reported in other airplane emergencies.

"People were orderly. The 30-second timetable is a great tribute to the airline and their staff in making sure the evacuation was done not only efficiently but safely", Mitchell told News Now. Each passenger will have their flights comped and will get a voucher for a future flight.

The Hawaiian Airlines executive also thanked the crew and passengers for evacuating in an orderly way "in what could have been a complex and risky situation".

The FAA is investigating the incident.

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