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FAA: 2 rescued after plane makes emergency landing off coast of Honolulu

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Posted at 10:32 AM, Jul 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-02 10:45:01-04

HONOLULU, Hawaii — A cargo plane with two people on board had to make an emergency landing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii, early Friday morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration says Transair Flight 810, Boeing 737 cargo aircraft, made the emergency landing in the water at about 1:30 a.m. local time.

The Hawaii Department of Transportation told KHON and KHNL/KGMB that the crash happened about 2 miles off the coast of the Kalaeloa Airport.

The FAA says the pilots had reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the plane in the water.

According to preliminary information, the FAA says the U.S. Coast Guard rescued both crew members.

The Coast Guard says the crew members are reported to be in "stable condition."

The cause of the problem is unknown at this time. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.