A United States Navy maritime patrol plane overshot a runway after touchdown at a Marine Corps base in Hawaii on Monday and ended up in close by waters, the Marine Corps mentioned. The 9 crew members on board all escaped unhurt.
The accident, close to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, close to Kaneohe Bay, occurred early Monday afternoon, mentioned Lt. Hailey Harms, the bottom’s deputy director of public affairs. She mentioned the airplane, a P-8A Poseidon, had been flying a routine coaching mission.
All 9 Navy personnel on board escaped from the plane and have been later rescued from an inflatable life raft floating within the water, Lieutenant Harms mentioned by telephone. The airplane was nonetheless within the water as of late Monday afternoon, she mentioned.
The airplane’s crew members are assigned to a squadron primarily based in Whidbey Island, Wash., in keeping with a separate assertion by Lt. Mohammad N. Issa, a spokesman for the Navy’s Third Fleet. He additionally mentioned that emergecy employees had enacted a brief floating barrier to assist shield the surroundings.
No different particulars have been instantly obtainable.