U.S. Navy Jet Crashes in Water Off Hawaii

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A U.S. Navy reconnaissance aircraft overshot a runway in Hawaii on Monday and ended up crashing into water off the island of Oahu, military officials said.

The maritime patrol P-8A Poseidon jet was carrying nine crew members as it landed after a routine training mission at Marine Corps Base Hawaii near Kaneohe Bay on Monday afternoon. Marine Corps spokesperson 1st Lt. Hailey Harms told The New York Times that all of the crew were able to escape without injury and were eventually rescued from an inflatable life raft in the water.

The aircraft, which is based on the airframe of a Boeing 737 passenger plane, remained in the waves as of Monday afternoon. Images of the wreck showed its wings visible above the waterline, with a floating barrier deployed around the aircraft to protect the environment.

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