A Boeing 737-200 cargo plane made an emergency landing in the ocean near Honolulu early Friday after pilots reported engine distress, the Federal Aviation Administration mentioned.
Both pilots were rescued from a debris discipline, the U.S. Fly Guard mentioned.
The FAA mentioned Transair Flight 810 made the emergency landing at around 1: 30 a.m. local time on Friday.
“The pilots had reported engine distress and were attempting to return to Honolulu after they were pressured to land the plane in the water,” the FAA mentioned. “The FAA and Nationwide Transportation Safety Board will investigate.”
The Boeing plane became constructed in 1975 and powered by two Pratt & Whitney engines, according to the FAA. The plane became no longer a 737 Max, the jet that officers had grounded for 20 months thru closing November after two deadly crashes.
The plane took off from Honolulu’s Daniel Okay. Inouye International Airport shuffle for Kahului Airport on Maui, the U.S. Fly Guard mentioned.
“Our predicament: We lost number 1 engine and we’re coming straight to the airport,” one in all the pilots told an air visitors controller, according to audio from the airport’s tower posted on web page LiveATC.get. The pilot mentioned the plane had about two hours price of gasoline. “We’re going to desire the fire department.”
“There is a chance we’re going to lose the different engine,” the pilot mentioned. “Or no longer it is running very warm.”
The air visitors controller moments later mentioned: “Low altitude alert. Low altitude alert. Are you in a rep 22 situation to climb in any recognize?”
“No. Damaging,” but every other pilot mentioned.
The first pilot requested the air visitors controller to “let the Fly Guard know.”
The Fly Guard mentioned it spoke back to a myth of a downed plane south of the island of Oahu at around 1: 40 a.m. and that both folks on board were rescued, with abet from the Honolulu Fire Department.
It mentioned a rescue helicopter positioned the white-and-orange Transair plane in a debris discipline at around 2: 30 a.m.
One survivor who became seen on the tail of the plane became utilized of the water by the rescue helicopter and airlifted to a Honolulu medical institution, according to a Fly Guard myth. The different person became on top of floating programs and transported to shore by a Honolulu Fire Department rescue boat, it mentioned.
Transair, a Hawaiian cargo provider, which specializes in flying freight between the islands, did no longer return requests for comment. The airline has been operating since 1982, according to its web page.
“We are awake of the stories out of Honolulu, Hawaii and are carefully monitoring the predicament,” Boeing mentioned. “We are in contact with the U.S. Nationwide Transportation Safety Board and are working to salvage more information.”
The NTSB mentioned it is sending 10 investigators to the rupture space.
Cargo jets are as soon as in a whereas a long time feeble, transformed to maintain freight after years of being aged to pass passengers.
Boeing shares recovered a number of of the losses that occurred after the information of the rupture, nonetheless ended down 1.3% at $236.68.