Cargo plane makes emergency landing in ocean; Crew safe
Pilots of Boeing 737-200 Cargo plane make landing in Pacific Ocean near Honolulu in the Hawaiian Islands
One of the engines of the Cargo plane for intra-transport was lost and the other was going to die soon
Representational Photo of Cargo Plane 737-200
A Boeing 737-200 Cargo plane made an emergency landing in the North Pacific Ocean near Honolulu in the Hawaiian Islands. The crew comprising of two pilots were safe and rescued from where they had landed their plane.
According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Cargo plane which was on a routine intra-island transport from Honolulu to Maui Island was forced to make the emergency landing in the early hours of Friday after reported engine problems. The US Coast Guard (USCG) later reported that it had rescued the crew, comprising of the two pilots, from the debris.
The routine flight would have taken only 33 minutes but engine troubles made sure that the plane make an emergency landing much before.
Earlier, one of the pilots had complained of losing one of the engines and had voiced his concern that the other engine would soon also be in trouble since “it’s running very hot”. The pilots when they started losing altitude while trying to reach back to Honolulu airport had requested the traffic control to alert the coast guard for their rescue.
USCG in a statement said that post receiving the information from Honolulu Air Traffic Control regarding the Cargo plane in distress sent a helicopter, a cutter, a rescue plane and a 45-foot boat to search for the crew. “Once on the scene, the Dolphin crew was able to rescue one of the people on board while the Honolulu Fire Department rescue boat recovered the other.” USCG said.
USCG further said, the pilots were in “good condition.” They were later sent to a hospital and are now in stable condition.
The debris of the plane is still at the landing site and USCG will make an evaluation of pollution in the morning.