“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.
|Date||28 April 1988|
|Type||Maintenance related fatigue failure along lap joint S-10L,
|Aircraft type||Boeing 737-297|
|Flight origin||Hilo International Airport|
|Destination||Honolulu International Airport|