Smoke in cockpit caused Hawaiian Airlines emergency landing

Published: Aug. 12, 2017 at 2:07 AM HST|Updated: Aug. 12, 2017 at 1:09 PM HST
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HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Fire officials released new details about an emergency landing by a Hawaiian Airlines flight Friday night.

According to the Hawaii County Fire Department, smoke in the cockpit was reported about two and a half hours in to the LA-bound flight, forcing the pilot to turn the plane around.

Flight 64 departed from Lihue just after 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon; it was scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles about 5 hours later.

HCFD said there were 276 passengers and crew members on board.

The Boeing 767 safely landed at Hilo International Airport just after 8:30 p.m., the same time the plane was supposed to touch down at LAX.

The plane was able to taxi to a gate without incident.

No injuries were reported. Officials are investigating what caused the smoke.

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