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Hawaii jet took off with unruly passenger despite red flags

| | May 23 2017 - 9:44pm | Comments

HONOLULU — A man acted strangely long before he caused a disturbance on a plane that prompted fighter jets to accompany it to Hawaii, but a lack of communication and an airline’s hesitancy to be caught on video booting a passenger could have played a role in allowing him to fly, experts say.

  1. | Posted: Feb 15 2014 - 1:01am

    HONOLULU — Even though Hawaiian is one of the official languages of the state, Hawaii residents won’t be able to take driver’s license exams in the language until next month.

  2. | Posted: Feb 15 2014 - 1:01am

    HONOLULU — Even though Hawaiian is one of the official languages of the state, Hawaii residents won’t be able to take driver’s license exams in the language until next month.

  3. | Posted: Feb 14 2014 - 1:01am

    HONOLULU — A bill to legalize recreational marijuana in Hawaii died in committee Thursday. But state lawmakers advanced a measure that could decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of the drug.

  4. | Posted: Feb 14 2014 - 1:01am

    HONOLULU — A bill to legalize recreational marijuana in Hawaii died in committee Thursday. But state lawmakers advanced a measure that could decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of the drug.

  5. | Posted: Feb 14 2014 - 1:00am

    HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are considering creating a homeless bill of rights that supporters say would guard against laws that allow authorities to roust or intimidate people forced to live on the streets.

  6. | Posted: Feb 14 2014 - 1:00am

    HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are considering creating a homeless bill of rights that supporters say would guard against laws that allow authorities to roust or intimidate people forced to live on the streets.

  7. | Posted: Feb 13 2014 - 1:00am

    HONOLULU — Its frisky four strings are the sound of Elvis’ “Blue Hawaii,” of Tiny Tim tiptoeing through the tulips and lately, beyond all reason, of a popular “Bohemian Rhapsody” cover.

  8. | Posted: Feb 13 2014 - 1:00am

    HONOLULU — Its frisky four strings are the sound of Elvis’ “Blue Hawaii,” of Tiny Tim tiptoeing through the tulips and lately, beyond all reason, of a popular “Bohemian Rhapsody” cover.

  9. | Posted: Feb 12 2014 - 1:00am

    HONOLULU — Massage, spa and escort ads would be restricted under a bill Hawaii lawmakers are considering.

  10. | Posted: Feb 12 2014 - 1:00am

    HONOLULU — Massage, spa and escort ads would be restricted under a bill Hawaii lawmakers are considering.

  11. | Posted: Feb 10 2014 - 1:00am

    HONOLULU — Big crowds flooded committee hearings last week at the Hawaii legislature to stump for better regulation of solar power and to push against taxes on electronic smoking devices.

  12. | Posted: Feb 10 2014 - 1:00am

    HONOLULU — Big crowds flooded committee hearings last week at the Hawaii legislature to stump for better regulation of solar power and to push against taxes on electronic smoking devices.

  13. | Posted: Feb 9 2014 - 1:01am

    HONOLULU — Hawaii civil defense officials said Friday they’re launching a project to improve the security and resiliency of Oahu’s electrical grid.

  14. | Posted: Feb 9 2014 - 1:01am

    HONOLULU — Hawaii civil defense officials said Friday they’re launching a project to improve the security and resiliency of Oahu’s electrical grid.

  15. | Posted: Feb 8 2014 - 1:01am

    HONOLULU — Hawaii would post cameras on state property and hire someone to coordinate anti-graffiti programs if lawmakers pass a bill they are considering.