A Navy plane overshot a runway in Hawaii on Monday and landed in Kaneohe Bay, but all nine occupants emerged without injury. Coast Guard rescue operations were called off soon after, and Marine Corps authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident. A witness was able to capture a striking photo of the plane in the water, reminiscent of the “Miracle on the Hudson” emergency landing in 2009. The plane, a P-8A, is similar in size to the Airbus A320 that made the emergency landing in the Hudson River.
Visitors on a pontoon boat witnessed the event up close and snapped photos of the Navy plane submerged in the bay. The arrival of rescue boats and the sight of the plane in the water left an unforgettable impression on the onlookers. Despite the cloudy and rainy weather at the time of the incident, the Coast Guard and fire department responded quickly to the emergency call. The base houses over 9,000 military personnel and their family members and is located on the scenic Kaneohe Bay, known for its coral reefs and as a habitat for marine wildlife.