Large military aircraft CRASHES into Hawaii bay after ‘overshooting the runway’: All nine people on board survive after swimming to shore
- A plane overshot the runway at Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) on O’ahu on Monday and crashed into the sea
- All nine people on board the US Navy P-8A aircraft survived, and swam to the shore
- Honolulu Emergency Medical Services have been called to the scene but so far there have been no reports of injuries at this time, KITV reported
Nine people on board a US Navy P-8A plane swam to safety on Monday afternoon after their plane overshot the runway on landing in Hawaii, and crashed into the sea.
Honolulu first responders rushed to the scene, but there were no reports of any injuries.
Gunnery Sgt. Orlando Perez said the plane was a Poseidon, a reconnaissance plane used in intelligence gathering.
It was pictured floating in in Kaneohe Bay, off Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Its fuselage appeared intact, suggesting a low-speed crash into the sea.
The plane crash was reported at around 2pm local time, off the coast of O’ahu
The base is in Kaneohe Bay, off the coast off O’ahu
The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) sent out the initial alert just after 2 pm for a ‘probable aircraft fire incident,’ according to KITV.
The P-8A is manufactured by Boeing and shares many parts with the 737 commercial jet.
The base is home to over 25,000 Marines, sailors, family members and civilian employees.
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