A Navy plane overshot the runway while landing at the Marine Corps Air Station and landed in the nearby waters of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
A Navy P-8 Poseidon plane overshot the runway at about 2 p.m. local time, according to a statement from Lt. Mohammad N. Issa, the deputy public affairs officer for the Third Fleet. All personnel and crew were “safely evacuated” from the aircraft, where they were assigned to Washington state-based squadron “Skinny Dragons.”
The statement said that the crew was on a “detachment in support of maritime homeland defense.” First responders and emergency crews conducted an initial assessment and used a temporary floating barrier to protect the environment, the statement noted.
It also said that an investigation will be launched into the incident.
The Associated Press reported that there were nine people aboard the plane who made it to land without injuries, according to a spokesperson from the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services Department. The AP also reported that the Coast Guard responded at the time, but rescue operations were quickly called off when everyone involved was rescued.
Video footage posted by local media shows a plane sitting on top of the water with smaller vessels surrounding it in Kaneohe Bay. The Marine Corps Base in Hawaii is about 10 miles from Honolulu, which is on the island of Oahu.
The Hill has reached out to the Coast Guard and the Honolulu Emergency Services Department for comment.
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