HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines said Thursday a passenger assaulted one of its flight attendants in an unprovoked attack during a flight.
The airline said the incident occurred shortly after flight HA152 left Honolulu for Hilo at 7:30 a.m. The flight attendant was walking down the aisle at the time.
The pilot returned the plane to Honolulu, where the passenger got off and “was met by authorities,” the airline said in a statement.
FBI spokesperson Joy Van Der Voort said the agency was investigating the matter.
Hawaiian Airlines spokesperson Alex Da Silva said the flight attendant was evaluated for injuries and released from work to rest.
The flight took off again for Hilo at 9:09 a.m.