Two pilots were rescued after their Boeing 737 cargo plane crashed off the Hawaii coast on Friday morning.
According to the state Department of Transportation (DOT), the plane crashed off West Oahu, roughly two miles south of Kalaeloa Airport after experiencing engine trouble.
The Transair Flight 810 was departing from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu and was heading to Maui before it crashed.
According to HawaiiNewsNow, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Transair Flight 810, a Boeing 737 cargo aircraft, made an emergency landing in the ocean off the coast of Honolulu.
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The pilots had reported engine trouble and were attempted to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the aircraft in the water.
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued both crew members, the FAA said. It will investigate the incident with the National Transportation Safety Board.
One of the pilots who is described as a 50-year-old man, is reportedly in serious condition with a head injury and cuts, according to HawaiiNewsNow, while the other’s condition is unknown. Coast Guard airlifted one of the pilots to the hospital, while a rescue boat transported the other pilot to shore.
We await a full investigation by the experts on the reason behind the plane crash.