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Severe turbulence on a Hawaiian Airlines flight injured 36 people, with 11 being serious injuries

36 people were hurt on an airplane with 11 of them being “serious injuries” while flying from Phoenix, Arizona to Honolulu, Hawaii.

According to officials on Sunday, it was due to the plane experiencing severe turbulence. 20 people on the flight were taken to two local hospitals. 9 people suffered minor injuries and 11 of the 20 suffered serious injuries according to CBS News.

One person was knocked unconscious and around ten suffered nausea and vomiting. 17 people hospitalized were passengers and three were crew members. There were 278 passengers in all and 10 crew members. Of the crew members two were pilots and eight were flight attendants.


The flight landed at 10:50 a.m. and medical care was provided on scene for those with less serious injuries.

Why this happened has not been confirmed but there were reports of thunderstorms in that area.

There have been multiple flights resulting in injuries this year already, including one with eight hospitalizations from a flight between Tampa, Florida and Nashville, Tennessee. The flight had to land in Alabama due to the unexpected turbulence.

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