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Saturday, 3 July 2021

Cargo plane makes emergency water crash landing - pilots rescued.


The crew of a 46-year-old Boeing 737-200 cargo aircraft were forced to make a controlled crash landing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii on Friday following reported engine malfunctions.

According to initial reports, the two pilots onboard the aircraft, belonging to Hawaiian cargo airline Transair, operating flight number 810, informed air traffic control they had an engine malfunction and needed assistance just moments before impacting with the water. 

The two pilots were the only people on the jet and both have been found, according to coast guard Lt. Commander Karin Evelyn "One was on the tail and the other clinging to packages," who then advised that as the agency helicopter got close, "the aeroplane began to sink putting the individual on the tail in the water. The crews hoisted them safely on the aircraft. The rescue swimmer then assisted the other individual." The crew have been taken to hospital with reported serious injuries, local media have stated the 58-year-old captain was considered to be in a critical condition, while a 50-year-old pilot was in serious condition suffering multiple lacerations and a head injury.