- A plane overshot the runway of Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) on O’ahu on Monday and crashed into the sea
- All nine people aboard the US Navy P-8A aircraft survived and swam to shore
- Honolulu Emergency Medical Services were called to the scene, but so far there have been no reports of injuries at this time, KITV reported
Nine people aboard a U.S. Navy P-8A aircraft swam to safety Monday afternoon after their plane overran the runway and crashed into the sea while landing in Hawaii.
First responders from Honolulu rushed to the scene, but there were no reports of injuries.
The plane was pictured hovering in Kaneohe Bay, near the Hawaii Naval Base. The fuselage appeared intact, indicating that the aircraft ended up in the sea at low speed.
The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) issued the first alert for a “probable aircraft fire incident” just after 2 p.m., according to KITV.
According to Associated Press reports, the P-8A is often used in submarine hunting, reconnaissance and intelligence gathering. It is manufactured by Boeing and shares many parts with the 737 commercial airliner.
The plane crash was reported around 2 p.m. local time, off the coast of O’ahu