Boeing 737 Cargojet crashes into the ocean off Honolulu, Hawaii

Map showing Honolulu and Maui in Hawaii

The plane reportedly crashed shortly after taking off from Honolulu.

A Boeing 737 freighter crashed off the coast of Hawaii after experiencing engine trouble.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Coast Guard rescued both people on board.

The aircraft was on its way from Honolulu to Maui, but sank shortly after taking off just two miles (3 km) from Kalaeloa Airport.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the conflict.

A video broadcast by NBC shows a man who appears to be one of the pilots who was taken away in a wheelchair. He seems conscious.

It also shows an ambulance leaving the scene.

ABC News journalist Alex Stone reported One pilot was seriously injured in the intensive care unit, and the other “less injured” pilot was returned to the shore by a Coast Guard rescue boat.

Flightradar24, a flight tracking website, tweeted that it is a 737-200 freighter that has been operating for Transair airlines since 2014. Built in 1975 And it was first delivered to Pacific Western Airlines.

Flightradar24 said the Transair Flight 810 left Honolulu for Kahului at 01:33 local time (11:33 GMT), but soon returned and crashed into the water just minutes later in the air.

According to the website, Transair has been in operation since 1982 and is one of Hawaii’s largest air cargo operators. It has a fleet of five Boeing 737s, it said.

This aircraft is not the same as a Boeing 737 Max. The aircraft was temporarily landed by authorities after two fatal airliner crashes in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

The 737 Max was allowed to fly again by US regulators in 2020, although Recently scrutinized further..

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