A large plane crashed into the sea after “overshooting the runway” in Hawaii.
The aircraft that plummeted into the ocean off the island of O‘ahu has been identified as the US Navy P-8A which failed the attempt to land at the US Marines base.
According to the preliminary reports, the military intelligence aircraft had nine people on board at the time of the crash. All nine personnel were forced to swim back to the island after landing on the water.
Miraculously, all nine people aboard the plane survived without major injuries.
In pictures from the scene, rescue boats could be seen surrounding the aircraft that was left floating off the coast of Kaneohe Bay in rainy weather.
Following the incident, Peter Forman revealed that the “shorter than usual” runway combined with bad weather was likely the cause for the unfortunate landing.
“The pilot probably didn’t put the plane down exactly where he wanted to on the runway. It’s probably a combination of all those factors put together,” he said, Hawaii News Now reported.
Since the plane’s fuselage appeared to remain completely intact after the crash, it is believed that the plane plummeted to the sea at low speed.
Meanwhile, Gunnery Sgt Orlando Perez also confirmed that the intelligence plane in question was a Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft.
The 737 lookalike is also produced by Boeing and happens to share many parts with the popular commercial jet.
The Marine Corps Base Hawaii lies between the O’ahu communities of Kailua and Kāne’ohe and is home to over 25,000 Marines, sailors, civilian employees, and family members.
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