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 stated. 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, stated Lt. Hailey Harms, the deputy director of public affairs on the base. He stated the aircraft, a P-8A Poseidon, was flying a routine coaching mission.
The aircraft’s crew was assigned to a squadron primarily based in Whidbey Island, Wash., in response to a separate assertion by Lt. Mohammad N. Issa, a spokesman for the Navy’s Third Fleet. He additionally stated emergency staff are deploying a short lived floating barrier to assist defend the surroundings.
No different particulars have been instantly accessible.
The P-8A Poseidon is about 130 ft lengthy with a wingspan of about 123 ft, in response to the Navy. It carries a crew of 9 and is principally used for surveillance missions.