Boeing 737 cargo plane makes emergency landing in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii; 2 pilots rescued

A cargo plane made an emergency landing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii on Friday morning and the two people on board were rescued.

The pilots had reported engine problems and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land Transair Flight 810, a Boeing 737 cargo plane, in the water after 2:00 a.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

The US Coast Guard rescued the two crew members, the statement said.

The Department of Transportation said the Coast Guard airlifted one of the pilots to Queen’s Medical Center, while a rescue boat brought the other pilot ashore, CBS affiliate KGMB-TV reported. It is not yet known what their conditions are at the moment.

Based on a map on the flight tracking service FlightAware, Transair flight 810 landed at 2:06 am local time.

Transair flight 810 landed at 2:06 am local time, according to a map on FlightAware


The Transport Ministry said the crash happened about 3 km from Kalaeloa Airport, KGMB-TV reported.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

The Boeing 737 plane departed from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu and was headed for Kahului, officials added.

No further information was immediately released.

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