Boeing 737 makes emergency landing on water; crew injured

Boeing shares dipped on Friday after the announcement of the Hawaii incident.

A Boeing 737 cargo aircraft with two crew on board was forced to make an emergency landing on the water off Honolulu early Friday.

This happens after the pilots reported engine trouble. The US Coast Guard rescued both crew members. Both crew members were taken to a Honolulu hospital for treatment.

One pilot, 58, was in intensive care in critical condition, while the second pilot, 50, was in serious condition with a head injury and multiple cuts.

Transair Flight 810 had been expected to go from Honolulu to Kahului, the main airport on Maui. The plane appears to be at least 33 years old.

The plane was "attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the aircraft in the water" at about 1:30 am local time. A Coast Guard cutter was also dispatched to the scene.

A Boeing spokeswoman said the company is "aware of the reports out of Honolulu" and "closely monitoring the situation." The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

The aviation giant said it was in contact with the NTSB and was "working to gather more information."

Landings on water are rare. In January 2009, an Airbus A320 passenger jet made an emergency landing on the Hudson River in New York shortly after take-off. Boeing's safety record was called into question after the fatal crashes of two 737 MAX passenger planes in 2018 and 2019, leaving nearly 350 people dead.

Boeing shares dipped on Friday after the announcement of the Hawaii incident.

India Scanner News Network

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