YEMEN Press Agency

Dozens injured after passenger plane suffered severe air turbulence near US Hawaii

WORLD, Dec. 19 (YPA) – Dozens of people were seriously injured after a Hawaiian Airlines flight en route to Honolulu due to severe turbulence

Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said emergency teams had treated 36 people and 11 had been taken to hospitals in the area due to their serious condition.

It said nine others were in stable condition with injuries ranging from serious head injuries to lacerations, bruises and loss of consciousness.

Kaylee Reyes, a passenger, said  that her mother had just sat down when the turbulence hit, and did not have a chance to buckle her safety belt.

“She flew up and hit the ceiling,” Reyes added

Hawaiian Airlines said in a statement via Twitter that the flight, which was flying from Phoenix (Arizona) to Honolulu, “experienced severe weather turbulence and landed safely in Honolulu at 10:50 a.m. this (Sunday).”