Hawaiian Airlines Flight 33 from Los Angeles to Maui's Kahului Airport was forced to return to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) several times before finally being canceled on Friday. After taking off and landing twice, the plane attempted to leave a third time, but was forced to return to the port, with more than 200 passengers on board.
After returning for the third time, the Hawaiian Airlines canceled the plane. According to the airline, all the returns were due to separate and unrelated issues.
"We understand our guests' disappointment and deeply regret that their travel plans were disturbed," a Hawaiian Airlines spokesman told CBS News. All 207 passengers on board the aircraft were given refunds and a $ 1
The airline awarded the event to the FAA Regulations for Extended Operations. "These aircraft have stricter safety requirements due to the greater distance between suitable airports," said the spokesman.
"When there is an abnormality in a country over land, it can and often continues to reach the destination, but ETOPS aircraft have a stricter safety standard, the spokesman continued." Our aircraft have superfluous systems but our standard is responding to any indications of abnormalities with great caution. "