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Hawaiian Airlines flight makes unscheduled landing at Honolulu International Airport

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A cockpit indicator light forced a Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles to make an unscheduled landing back at Honolulu International Airport Sunday morning.

Hawaiian Airlines Flight 10 had taken off at 8:19 a.m.  An airline spokesperson said about 15 minutes into the flight, the cockpit crew had to shut down one engine due to an oil filter indicator light.   

The two-engine Boeing 767-300 is able to fly on one engine if necessary, the spokesperson said. But the shutdown meant the airliner had to make an immediate return to Honolulu.

The Boeing 767 made a mid-air U-turn and landed safely back at the Honolulu Airport at 8:55 a.m.  Emergency response vehicles were on stand-by when the plane landed.

The 258 passengers were put on another plane which took off around 11:15 a.m.

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