Kahului, Maui – On Saturday, an American Airlines flight encountered difficulties during its landing at Kahului Airport in Hawaii, resulting in injuries to one passenger and five flight attendants.
According to a statement provided to CNN by American Airlines, Flight 271, traveling from Los Angeles (LAX) to Maui (OGG), experienced landing issues at OGG. Despite the incident, the aircraft taxied to the gate independently, and passengers disembarked without any abnormalities.
The six individuals who sustained injuries were promptly taken to a hospital and have since been discharged. The aircraft, carrying 167 passengers and seven crew members, successfully concluded its journey.
Less than a month prior to the hard landing incident of Flight 271, Alaska Airlines had grounded its Boeing 737-Max 9 fleet due to a mid-air blowout on January 5. Alaska Airlines Flight 1282, en route from Portland, Oregon, to Ontario, California, experienced a critical situation when a plug door near the rear of the aircraft blew out at 16,000 feet, resulting in an emergency landing and causing a breach in the side of the plane.
The Federal Aviation Administration has declared its intention to probe the abrupt landing of American Airlines Flight 271.