KAHULUI, Hawaii (CBS / AP) — Hawaiian Airlines passengers on a flight to the Bay Area had to exit a plane using emergency slides after fumes forced the flight to turn around soon after takeoff.
The airline said Hawaiian flight No. 24 left Kahului airport at 11:18 a.m. Friday, bound for Oakland. The flight crew declared an emergency and the plane returned to Kahului at 11:50 a.m.READ MORE: UPDATE: News Crew Security Guard Shot in Oakland Dies From Injuries; Photo of Suspect Vehicle Released
All 224 passengers were evacuated via emergency slides. The airline says two passengers were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.READ MORE: UPDATE: 2 Men Shot Outside South Bay High School Football Playoff Game
Passengers have the option to take an Oakland-bound flight scheduled to depart at 10:15 p.m. Hawaii time.
The airline says it will also provide overnight accommodations to those who prefer to remain on Maui and take a flight leaving Saturday.
Hawaiian will be refunding airfare for all affected passengers.
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