7 injured after Hawaii-bound flight experiences turbulence

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Posted: Feb 15, 2015 9:46 AM

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Transportation says seven people were injured Saturday on a United Airlines flight after the plane was struck by sudden turbulence.

NBC News reports (http://nbcnews.to/1zEKiZ2) that the department says four crew members and a teenage girl with a head injury on United Airlines Flight 15 from Newark, New Jersey, to Honolulu were taken to a hospital. Two other crew members declined to be taken to the hospital.

KHON-TV reports that the plane landed around 4 p.m.

On Saturday, parts of Hawaii were under a high-wind warning, as gusty winds caused power outages. The National Weather Service said a high-wind warning was issued for parts of Kauai and Oahu and the summits of the Big Island. Other parts of the island chain were under a wind advisory.