U.S. Safety Officials to Review Hawaiian Airlines Flight

Extreme turbulence injured 36 people, and 20 were hospitalized.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that they would be investigating an incident of extreme turbulence on a recent Hawaiian Airlines flight. Turbulence in the air is extremely common, and turbulence-related injuries continue to make up about one-third of all incidences that occur mid-flight. But this airline flight resulted in 36 injuries and, of the 20 people hospitalized, 11 were brought to Honolulu’s emergency rooms in serious condition.

“A recent NTSB safety report examined turbulence-related accidents and identified several safety issues that needed to be addressed to improve turbulence avoidance and prevent injuries,” the agency stated. A more thorough investigation will help the agency recommend specific methods to prevent more severe injuries aboard commercial flights.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Chair Jennifer Homendy as she heads the NTSB.
  • For NTSB members to be discerning in their investigation and review of the Hawaiian Airlines incident.
  • For God’s healing of those injured and hospitalized due to the severe turbulence.

Sources: AP, Reuters


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