“Aloha Airlines Flight 243 at Kahului Airport on 28 April 1988, after its fuselage was ripped apart during flight.”

Aloha Airlines Flight 243 was a scheduled Aloha Airlines Boeing 737-297 flight between Hilo and Honolulu in Hawaii. On 28 April 1988, the aircraft suffered extensive damage after an explosive decompression in flight, but was able to land safely at Kahului Airport on Maui. Flight attendant C.B. Lansing was the sole fatality as she was blown out of the airplane, while another 65 passengers and crew were injured.

Incident summary
Date 28 April 1988
Type Maintenance related fatigue failure along lap joint S-10L,
explosive decompression
Site Kahului, Hawaii
Passengers 90
Crew 5
Injuries 65
Fatalities 1
Survivors 94
Aircraft type Boeing 737-297
Operator Aloha Airlines
Tail number N73711
Flight origin Hilo International Airport
Destination Honolulu International Airport

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