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Hawaiian A332 near Honolulu on Dec 18 turbulence injures 36
« on: December 19, 2022, 06:31:03 AM »
http://avherald.com/h?article=5028e050&opt=0

I couldn't find the original emergency declaration,
and going around the big island, could find no other audio so far, other than normal traffic.
But, wow, some big weather.  If you download the entire feed, everyone being vectored around.
and the pilot only knowing about the flight attendants at first, still looking for any more pertinent audio.

A Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-200, registration N393HA performing flight HA-35 from Phoenix,AZ to Honolulu,HI (USA) with 278 passengers and 10 crew, was descending towards Honolulu when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing 36 injuries and damage to the aircraft cabin. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Honolulu's runway 04R. 33 passengers and 3 flight attendants sustained injuries, 20 of them were taken to hospitals, 11 of them were diagnosed with serious injuries.

36 people reported being injured, 20 of them were taken to hospitals, 11 of them were diagnosed with serious injuries.

The airline reported the aircraft encountered severe turbulence but landed safely. Medical care was provided to several guests and 3 crew members for minor injuries, some of them were swiftly transported to hospitals. The passenger seat belts signs were on at the time of the clear air turbulence encounter, that occurred about 30 minutes before landing. There was a patch of unstable air that caught the flight crew by surprise without any prior warning.

National Weather Service in Hawaii said, there was a weather advisory posted for thunderstorms at the time of the turbulence, the flight possibly went into a thunderstorm.

Passengers reported a number of passengers were not buckled up and were lifted out of their seats and hit the cabin ceiling.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Honolulu about 10 hours after landing.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/HAL35/history/20221218/1410Z/KPHX/PHNL