BREAKING NEWS: Two people are rescued from Boeing 737 cargo plane which crashed off Honolulu after ‘experiencing engine trouble’
- Transair Flight 810 departed from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu and was heading to Maui when it crashed Friday morning
- Boeing 737 cargo plane with two pilots on board went down in water off West Oahu after experiencing engine trouble
- US Coast Guard airlifted one of pilot to the hospital, while a rescue boat was transporting the other pilot to shore
- One pilot, described as 50-year-old man, reportedly suffered a head injury and cuts, and was hospitalized in serious condition
Two pilots were rescued after their Boeing 737 cargo plane crashed on Friday morning in the water off Honolulu.
The plane went down off West Oahu, about 2 miles off Kalaeloa Airport, at around 2.06am local time after experiencing engine trouble.
ABC News’ Alex Stone tweeted that both crew members were alive after the splashdown.
One of the two pilots who were rescued after a Boeing 737 cargo plane that crashed in the water off Honolulu on Friday is pictured being taken to a hospital
It’s been reported that a 50-year-old pilot suffered a head injury and was in a serious condition. It is unclear from the photo which of the pilots is pictured being pushed in a wheelchair
Two pilots were rescued after their Boeing 737 cargo plane crashed on Friday morning in the water off Honolulu
This map from FlightAware.com shows Transair Flight 810 landing in the water 33 minutes after takeoff
The Department of Transportation said the US Coast Guard airlifted one of the pilots to the Queen’s Medical Center, while a rescue boat was transporting the other pilot to shore.
BNO News described the pilot who was hospitalized as a 50-year-old man who suffered a head injury and multiple lacerations, and was in a serious condition.
The condition of his colleague was not immediately disclosed.
Transair Flight 810 departed from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu and was heading to Kahului, Maui, reported Hawaii News Now.
‘The pilots had reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the aircraft in the water,’ the Federal Aviation Administration stated. ‘The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.’
This is one of Transair’s five Boeing 737 planes that are used to transport cargo in Hawaii
Transair bills itself as Hawaii’s largest air cargo providers, boasting a fleet of five Boeing 737 and five Bombardier SD3-60-300 planes that fly daily to all major islands. The company has been in operation since 1982.
DailyMail.com reached out to Transair for comment on the crash and was awaiting a response.