A Navy Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft overshot the runway whereas approaching a Marine Corps base in Hawaii on Monday and ended up in Kaneohe Bay, a base spokesman mentioned.
Marine Main Jordan Fox mentioned there have been no accidents to the 9 folks on board the Poseidon aircraft within the accident, which occurred simply earlier than 2 p.m. Hawaii time (7 p.m. ET).
Fox mentioned: “All 9 passengers on board the aircraft on the time of the accident have been recognized, and no accidents had been reported.”
The aircraft was en path to Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, positioned on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, positioned on Oahu, Fox mentioned.
An image from the scene of the accident was broadcast NBC affiliate Hawaii News Now Present the aircraft within the water.
A spokesman for the Navy’s Third Fleet mentioned that these on board evacuated the aircraft after it entered the water.
The crew was assigned to the Washington-based VP-4 “Skinny Dragons” squadron, and “had been on a detachment to help the maritime protection of the homeland,” Navy Lt. Mohammed Issa mentioned.
Fox mentioned spikes had been positioned within the water to forestall the unfold of any harmful supplies.
He added that an investigation into the incident is underway.
The “Poseidon” is a long-range patrol and reconnaissance plane, in response to the Navy’s web site. It has two engines and is simply over 129 ft lengthy.