A Boeing 737 has been involved in a ditching incident off the coast of Honolulu, with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board now investigating.
The aircraft involved was a 45.9 year old Boeing 737-200 Freighter, registered N810TA, operated by Rhodes Express under TransAir colours. The aircraft reportedly encountered engine problems just after departing from Honolulu, it then performed a ditching approximately two miles off the coast of Oahu.
Two pilots were on board and both have been successfully been rescued by the United States Coast Guard, who had initiated a quick response.
David Shepardson, transport reporter for Reuters DC, tweeted the FAA’s statement on the incident, confirming initial reports.
Boeing’s share price fell as much as 2.5 percent. The variant involved is not apart of the 737 MAX family, which was grounded for nearly two years.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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