Hawaiian B763 over Pacific on Aug 31st 2018, peppered leak

Last Update: September 1, 2018 / 21:59:39 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 31, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
HA-23

Aircraft Registration
N583HA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N583HA performing flight HA-23 from Oakland,CA to Kahului,HI (USA) with 256 passengers and 10 crew, was enroute over the Pacific Ocean when a number of passenger noticed some unusual odour and subsequenty suffered breathing problems. The passengers were moved to the back of the cabin. The aircraft continued to Kahului for a safe landing.

12 passengers and 3 crew needed to medically assessed and treated at the airport and were released.

Maui Police reported a pepper spray illegally brought on board of the aircraft caused the odour and breathing problems. The Police is investigating.

The FAA also opened an investigation, as does the TSA responsible for screening of the carry on luggage.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N583HA
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
767-33A
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B763
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Type
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 31, 2018

Classification
Accident

Flight number
HA-23

Aircraft Registration
N583HA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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