Navy reconnaissance plane lands in Hawaii bay after overshooting runway
Stars and Stripes November 21, 2023
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — A U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane landing Monday at a Marine Corps base in Hawaii overshot the runway and ended up in the shallow waters of an adjoining bay, a Marine Corps spokesman said Monday.
None of the nine crew members sustained serious injuries, Gunnery Sgt. Orlando Perez said in a phone interview. Their precise medical condition was not available, he said.
The P-8A Poseidon was attempting to land at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, which lies on the windward coast of Oahu, about 10 miles northeast of Honolulu. It is part of Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Local television news video showed the plane sitting in Kaneohe Bay with water touching the bottom of its wings.
The Poseidon belongs to the Navy’s Patrol Squadron 4, based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
The Boeing-made Poseidon is a multi-mission aircraft used for patrolling, reconnaissance, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare.