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UPDATE: Hawaiian Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Kahului Airport

May 12, 2015, 8:26 AM HST
* Updated May 12, 2:22 PM
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Hawaiian Airlines emergency landing, May 12, 2015. Photo credit: Ikaika Blackburn.

Hawaiian Airlines emergency landing, May 12, 2015. Courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

(UPDATE: 9 a.m. 5/12/15)

A Hawaiian Airlines flight was diverted to Maui for an emergency landing after experiencing what airline officials called a “left engine surge” while en route from Honolulu to Kona.

Flight 118 left Honolulu at 6:55 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 and made the emergency landing at Kahului Airport on Maui at 7:26 a.m.

As a precaution, emergency crews sprayed the engine with foam and the aircraft was towed to the gate, airline officials tell Maui Now.

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There were a total of 73 passengers and 5 crew members on board at the time of the incident. All passengers deplaned and will be re- accommodated on other flights.

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The flight was originally scheduled to land in Kona at 7:30 this morning.

This was the second incident in two weeks involving an emergency landing of a Hawaiian Airlines plane at Kahului Airport.  On May 1, 2015, a 260 passenger plane returned to the Maui airport soon after departure to Oakland due to an odor of fumes in the cabin.

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(Original Post: 5/12/15)

Hawaiian Airlines emergency landing, May 12, 2015. Photo credit: Ikaika Blackburn.

Hawaiian Airlines emergency landing, May 12, 2015. Courtesy photo.

***Check back for updates which will be posted as they become available.

A Hawaiian Airlines flight landed safely at Kahului Airport on Maui after reportedly making an emergency landing at around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Sources tell Maui Now that there was an issue with one of the engines.  We are awaiting confirmation from airline officials as to the cause and further details.

No one was injured and the plane made a safe landing.

This was the second incident in two weeks involving an emergency landing of a Hawaiian Airlines plane at Kahului Airport.  On May 1, 2015, a 260 passenger plane returned to the Maui airport soon after departure to Oakland due to an odor of fumes in the cabin.

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