Boeing cargo jet makes emergency landing in water due to ‘engine trouble'
20:19, 02 July 2021
A Boeing 737 made an emergency landing in the water near Honolulu coasts around 1:30 a.m. local time, after the pilots reported engine malfunction, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Both pilots of the cargo plane survived, the FFA reported.
A 737-200 cargo aircraft operated for Transair by Rhoades Aviation made an emergency landing in the water near Honolulu after reportedly suffering engine trouble. The FAA reports that both crew members have been rescued. ADS-B data is available at https://t.co/lsdJ4WlkHypic.twitter.com/8D71tEQ3wy
“The pilots had reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the aircraft in the water,” the FAA said. “According to preliminary information, the US Coast Guard rescued both crew members. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.”
According to Flightradar24, this Boeing 737-200 was produced in 1975.
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