- A plane overshot the runway at Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) on O’ahu on Monday and crashed into the sea
- All nine people on board the US Navy P-8A aircraft survived, and swam to the shore
- Honolulu Emergency Medical Services have been called to the scene but so far there have been no reports of injuries at this time, KITV reported
Nine people on board a US Navy P-8A plane swam to safety on Monday afternoon after their plane overshot the runway on landing in Hawaii, and crashed into the sea.
Honolulu first responders rushed to the scene, but there were no reports of any injuries.
The plane was pictured floating in in Kaneohe Bay, off Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Its fuselage appeared intact, suggesting a low-speed crash into the sea.
The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) sent out the initial alert just after 2 pm for a ‘probable aircraft fire incident,’ according to KITV.
The P-8A is often used to hunt for submarines and used in reconnaissance and intelligence gathering, according to reporting by the Associated Press. It is manufactured by Boeing and shares many parts with the 737 commercial jet.