Many Injured On Flight After Encounter With “Severe Turbulence”

Eleven of the injured reportedly suffered serious conditions. Most injuries were head injuries, lacerations, bruising and loss of consciousness.

On Sunday, at least 36 people were injured on a Hawaiian Airlines flight.

A plane travelling from Phoenix to Honolulu experienced “severe turbulence.” The encounter occurred 15 to 30 minutes before the plane landed carrying 278 passengers and 10 crew members.

20 of those injured were transported to emergency rooms, and among those was a 14-month-old child. Eleven patients reportedly suffered serious conditions. Most injuries were head injuries, lacerations, bruising and loss of consciousness.

Hawaiian Airlines is supporting all the passengers and employees as well as monitoring the situation.

The airline is conducting an in-depth inspection of the aircraft before returning it to operation.

The FAA is also inspecting the incident.