The US Federal Aviation Administration said a Boeing Co (BA.N) 737-200 cargo plane with two persons on board got an emergency night-time landing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii, early on Friday.
According to early information, the US Coast Guard recovered both crew members, according to the FAA.
The FAA said in a statement that the pilots had reported engine issues and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the plane in the water.
An inquiry will be conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.
As per aviation data from FlightAware.com, Transair Flight 810 took off from Honolulu at 1:33 a.m. local time heading for Maui’s Kahului airport but swiftly returned to Honolulu.
Boeing claimed that they are aware of reports coming out of Honolulu, Hawaii, and are monitoring the situation closely. We’ve contacted the National Transportation Safety Board in the United States for more information, and they are waiting to hear back.”
According to FAA records, the plane was built by Boeing in 1975. According to Flightradar24.com, the plane was first delivered to Pacific Western Airlines before joining Transair’s fleet in 2014.
Transair, a subsidiary of Rhoades Aviation Inc, is one of Hawaii’s largest air cargo carriers, having been in operation since 1982. According to its website, it has a fleet of five Boeing 737 planes that travel daily to all major Hawaiian island destinations.
Boeing’s stock dropped by 1%.
Regulators approved Boeing’s 737 MAX to fly late last year, following a 20-month halt following two accidents that killed hundreds of people.
The 737 that crashed on Friday was from a different generation than the MAX.