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Honolulu EMS, AMR Respond To 36 Injured, Sick Passengers Onboard HAL Flight

December 18, 2022

Honolulu Emergency Medical Services co-responded with the American Medical Response on a mass casualty this afternoon at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The call came in at 11:06 a.m. A Hawaiian Airlines flight, inbound from Phoenix, Arizona, experienced severe turbulence roughly 30 minutes outside of Honolulu. On scene, paramedics and emergency medical technicians treated 36 patients, of those 20 patients, ranging from adults to a 14-month old, were transported to local emergency rooms; eleven were said to be in serious and nine in stable condition Patients injuries include a serious head injury, lacerations, bruising, and loss of consciousness.