A U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft overran a runway after landing Monday at a Marine Corps base in Hawaii and ended up in nearby waters, the Marine Corps said. All nine crew members on board escaped unhurt.
The accident, near Marine Corps Base Hawaii near Kaneohe Bay, occurred early Monday afternoon, said Lt. Hailey Harms, deputy director of public affairs. from the base. She said the plane, a P-8A Poseidon, was on a routine training mission.
All nine Marines on board escaped the plane and were later rescued from an inflatable life raft floating in the water, Lt. Harms said.
The plane was still in the water Monday afternoon, she said. No further details were immediately available.
The P-8A Poseidon is approximately 130 feet long and 42 feet wide, according to the Navy. It carries a crew of nine and is primarily used for surveillance missions.