Two people have been rescued from the water alive after the Boeing 737 cargo plane they were traveling in crashed into the sea off the coast of Hawaii.
The plane went down off west Oahu, Honolulu, at around 2am local time after experiencing engine troubles.
ABC News’ Alex Stone tweeted that both crew members were alive after the splashdown and are receiving medical attention.
The Department of Transportation said the US Coast Guard airlifted one of the pilots to the Queen’s Medical Center, in Honolulu, while a rescue boat was transporting the other pilot to shore.
According to ABC, the pilot is in intensive care and is critically injured.
The Transair Flight 810 departed from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu and was heading to Kahului, Maui, when it became unable to maintain its altitude due to unknown engine problems, reports Hawaii News Now.
‘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 Federal Aviation Administration has said.