U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon crashes in Hawaii

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A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft crashed while attempting to land at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Monday.

The aircraft ended up in the shallow waters of Kaneohe Bay after overshooting the runway around 1:57 p.m.

Photos released after the incident show the aircraft partially submerged in the bay.

Navy officials said the aircraft was conducting routine training and had nine people on board who all made it to shore uninjured.

An aircraft expert told Hawaii News Now that he believed the weather and the short runway had an impact on the accident.

“The pilot probably didn’t put the plane down exactly where he wanted to on the runway,” Peter Forman said. “It’s probably a combination of all those factors put together.”

According to a Marine spokesperson, the pilot overshot the runway.

“The aircraft was landing and overshot” the runway, said 1st Lt. Hailey Harms, a Marine Corps Base Hawaii spokesperson, told USNI News.

“At approximately 2 p.m. local (Hawaii), a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon overshot the runway on landing at Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, and ended up in nearby water,” reads a statement from U.S. 3rd Fleet.

“All personnel safely evacuated the aircraft. The crew, assigned to Whidbey Island, Wash.-based squadron VP-4 ‘Skinny Dragons,” were on a detachment in support of maritime homeland defense.”

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“An investigation will be initiated. More details will be released as they become available,” reads the 3rd Fleet statement.

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