Failed landing: a P-8A Poseidon ends its course in the Pacific

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For an as yet unexplained reason, a US Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft missed its landing in Hawaii. The nine crew members were able to exit the aircraft and were not injured.

On November 20, at 1:57 p.m. (local time), a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft made a landing on runway 22 at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay (Hawaii, United States). For a still unexplained reason, the aircraft went off the runway and ended its landing in Kaneohe Bay, quite close to the shore. The plane is probably resting on the shallows of the bay, explaining the “surface” images of the aircraft.

The nine crew members then exited the aircraft and returned to shore. A USMC spokesperson clarified that the aircraft was carrying out a training mission and that all crew members were not injured.

Base emergency services, as well as rescue vessels, were deployed. The latter also placed anti-pollution nets around the plane. The Poseidon in question is part of Patrol Squadron 4 (VP-4) and was on temporary deployment to Hawaii. The P-8A Poseidon constantly rotates over Hawaii but is not stationed there, the VP-4 being based at Whidbey Island Air Force Base (Washington, United States).

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