Maui flight diverted: A red-eye, Phoenix-bound U.S. Airways flight that was coming from Maui had to be diverted back to Honolulu.
A flight going from Maui to Phoenix was diverted back to Hawaii when crew members found a problem with the airplane’s air conditioning and pressurization units.
The U.S. Airways flight was ultimately sent to Honolulu, reported The Associated Press.
Airline spokesman Todd Lehmacher told KITV that the plane was less than halfway to Phoenix when it was turned around.
The plane landed in Honolulu without incident.
The plane was able to taxi to the gate under its own power, reported Hawaii News Now. The plane is now being inspected and is awaiting repairs.
Officials have not elaborated on what the exact problem was, but Lehmacher said one of the Boeing 757′s two pressurization and air conditioning kits was malfunctioning, reported KITV.
Reports said 153 people and six crew members were on the flight.
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