HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The strong, gusty winds whipping across the State will begin to ease going into the weekend, as new reports reveal some wild rides for passengers aboard inter island airplanes.
A Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 717 reported low level wind sheer, a very dangerous condition for all aircraft, just 200 feet above a runway at Honolulu International on Tuesday. Other pilots reported moderate to severe turbulence while flying in the area.
The pilot of a small Cessna flying over Aina Haina reported "extreme turbulence," which is defined as a momentary loss of control. No injuries or damage was reported.
The National Weather Service had warned pilots about those conditions as a high pressure system pushes winds across the islands.
The winds will gradually decrease going into the weekend, and become noticeably lighter going into next week.