COURTESY KEVIN J. OLSON
Emergency response today in Maui after someone releases pepper spray aboard a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Oakland to Kahului  <! –
Passengers on Hawaiian Airlines Flight 23 from Oakland to Kahului, Maui today experienced an unpleasant odor stemming from a can of pepper spray
After landing in Kahului, first responders treated 12 passengers and three passengers at Kahului Airport for respiratory problems, and all were published.
Hawaiian Airlines issued a statement that a passenger had illegally brought the pepper spray on board. Hawaiians said the authorities are interrogating a passenger and it appears that it was an accidental discharge.
Out of great caution, the flight crew reported an emergency and the plane was given priority in and at Kahului Airport. The flight landed at 10:37 am without incident, said the airlines.
Passengers affected by the smell were moved further back from the front of the Boeing 767 and returned to their original seats after the odor subsided.
There were 256 passengers and 10 crew members on board. All Passengers Received US $ 500 Travel Credit from the Arilines
The Transportation Security Administration prohibits the use of pepper spray in an aircraft, but is permitted as a discontinued product.