A Navy Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft overshot a runway approaching a Marine Corps base in Hawaii on Monday and ended up in Kaneohe Bay, a base spokesman stated.
Marine Main Jordan Fox stated that not one of the 9 individuals on board the Poseidon aircraft have been damage within the incident, which occurred simply earlier than 2 p.m. Hawaii time (7 p.m. ET).
Fox stated: “All 9 passengers on board the aircraft on the time of the accident have been recognized, and no accidents have been reported.”
Fox stated the aircraft was en path to Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, positioned on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, on Oahu.
A spokesman for the Navy’s Third Fleet stated that these on board the aircraft have been evacuated after it fell into the water.
The crew was assigned to the Washington-based VP-4 Whidbey Island Squadron and was “on detachment in help of the homeland maritime protection,” Navy Lt. Mohammed Issa stated.
Fox stated spikes have been positioned within the water to forestall the unfold of any harmful supplies.
He stated the investigation is ongoing.
The “Poseidon” is a long-range patrol and reconnaissance plane, in line with the Navy’s web site. It has two engines and is simply over 129 toes lengthy.