A Flight from Los Angeles to Maui Flew in Circles for Hours and Never Made it to Hawaii

Feb. 4, 2019

What was supposed to be a nonstop journey from Los Angeles to Maui turned into a dizzying nightmare Friday after the plane turned back, not once, but three times, before the flight was ultimately canceled.

Hawaiian Airlines Flight 33, headed to Maui’s Kahului Airport, took off twice, each time landing back at Los Angeles International Airport after flying for hours. When the plane tried to depart for the third time, it was forced to return to the gate, and the flight was canceled, according to media reports.

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