Hawaiian’s Sacramento
flights cut for 2 days

Today's flight out of Honolulu
has been delayed a few hours

By Russ Lynch

Hawaiian Airlines canceled its Sacramento-Honolulu round-trip flights Tuesday and yesterday because an escape slide was inadvertently activated while the 252-seat Boeing 767 was being serviced on the ground in Sacramento.

The airline said it took longer than expected to fix the equipment and the flight could not resume yesterday so a decision was made to send a replacement aircraft to California.

Meanwhile, some passengers were sent from Sacramento to San Francisco by bus and placed on Hawaiian Airlines from there. Seats on other airlines were found for others, said Keoni Wagner, a spokesman for Hawaiian.

"Out of Honolulu, we were able to find seats on other carriers for some passengers," Wagner said. The rest left at 5 a.m. on a replacement Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu, Wagner said.

Today's 2:55 p.m. flight to Sacramento has been delayed until 7:45 p.m.

Replacing an activated escape slide is normally a long process, he said.

Wagner did not know how many travelers were affected.

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