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Hawaiian Airlines plane lands safely after emergency declared

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 08:21 a.m. HST, Jul 31, 2013



A Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 717-200 arrived in Honolulu without incident Tuesday afternoon after one of its two hydraulic systems failed, said a spokeswoman for the airlines.

“It wasn’t in any danger,” said spokeswoman Ann Botticelli.  

“There is built-in redundancy,” since each plane is equipped with two hydraulic systems, she said.

Hawaiian Airlines Flight 187 from Kona arrived at 4:38 p.m. with 98 passengers on board, and was towed to the gate, Botticelli said.

The crew declared an emergency, which it tends to do when it needs priority in landing, she said.






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