A US Navy P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft has found itself in the waters of Hawaii’s Kaneohe Bay after a landing mishap at the Marine Corps Air Station on Hawaii’s Oahu Island today.
The Poseidon aircraft overshot the runway on landing at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, overrunning the overshoot end of the runway before coming to rest in the waters of Kaneohe Bay.
P-8A Poseidon Kaneohe Bay
It was reported that nine crewmembers were onboard the surveillance aircraft, which had been on routine training at the time of the incident. They were able to exit the aircraft and swim to shore, and no injuries have been reported amongst the personnel involved.
According to the US Naval Institute news source USNI News, the aircraft landed at approximately 1:59PM local time, before overshooting and ending up in shallow water.
Footage surfacing on social media shows the entire aircraft resting in shallow water, approximately 50 yards off the shore.
The P-8A Poseidon operates as an anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft. It is understood the aircraft involved is from U.S. Navy Patrol Squadron Four (VP-4) “The Skinny Dragons”, which is based out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington state.
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