US Navy jet ploughs off Hawaii runway and crashes into sea

A US Navy jet crashed into the sea off the Hawaiian island of Oahu on Monday after overshooting a runway.

The P-8A Poseidon plane landed within the water after ploughing off the runway at a US Marine Corps base close to Hawaii, navy officers stated.

9 folks have been on board the aircraft, however there have been no casualties within the incident, based on Marine Corps spokesperson 1st Lt Hailey Harms.

Lt Harms added that the situations of the 9 personnel aboard have been being assessed.

It’s not identified what brought about the crash.

The plane may very well be seen sitting upright with its wings barely above the waterline in Kaneohe Bay off Marine Corps Base Hawaii on the primary island of Oahu, north of the capital of Honolulu.

Wind gusts have been as much as 21 miles per hour on the time of the crash, with mist limiting visibility to round a mile, based on the Nationwide Climate Service.

All 9 aboard US Navy aircraft that overshot runway escape damage, Hawaii official says

(Hawaii Information Now)

The US Navy’s Third Fleet stated the jet, which is used for US Navy operations and can carry each torpedoes and cruise missiles, was “on a detachment in assist of maritime homeland protection” on the time of the crash.

The plane is generally based mostly in Whidbey Island, Washington, a navy spokesperson stated, and may also be used to hunt for submarines and for intelligence gathering missions.

P-8 plane are additionally flown by the Australian, New Zealand, British, Norwegian and Indian militaries, based on Boeing.

In 2020, a US Navy P-8A plane was intercepted by two Russian Su-35 plane whereas flying over worldwide waters within the Jap Mediterranean.

In the meantime, earlier this yr, the US Navy despatched a P-8A plane by means of the Taiwan Strait, prompting China to scramble its fighter jets, escalating tensions between Taiwan and China.

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