LA-Honolulu flight turned around mid-flight because of fumes in cabin

LA-Honolulu flight turned around mid-flight because of fumes in cabin
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu turned around about two hours into flight Monday because of fumes reported near the aft galley.

Hawaiian Airlines Flight 3 took off about 10 a.m. Los Angeles time with 238 passengers and 10 crew on board. The airline said the flight landed without incident at Los Angeles airport at 2:39 p.m.

Medical personnel met the aircraft as a precaution, Hawaiian Airlines said.

“We have determined that the non-toxic odor resulted from an engine wash prior to departure,” the airline said, in a statement. “We sincerely apologize to our guests for the inconvenience.”

Passengers were accommodated on other flights.

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