A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime reconnaissance aircraft on approach at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during rainy conditions ended up in Kaneohe Bay on Monday afternoon.
“The aircraft was landing and overshot[ the runway],” said 1st Lieutenant Hailey Harms, a Marine Corps Base Hawaii spokesperson, U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) reported. The base is located north of Honolulu on the main island of Oahu.
The incident occurred around 2 p.m. local time, as rainy conditions had reduced visibility to about 1 mile, according to The Associated Press.
The Boeing 747-based Poseidon is used by the Navy for submarine hunting, as well as anti-surface warfare, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR).
A Hawaii official says all nine people aboard a U.S. Navy plane that overshot a runway have escaped injury. A U.S. Marine Corps spokesperson said Monday that the P-8A aircraft overshot the runway at a Marine base and went into Kaneohe Bay. Another spoke… https://t.co/9yvQok3Hje
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The aircraft is assigned to the “Skinny Dragons” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, based in Whidbey Island, Washington, according to USNI. Nine people were on board the aircraft at the time of the incident, and all were safely evacuated with no injuries reported.
The U.S. 3rd Fleet has launched an investigation into the incident, USNI said.
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