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Boeing Cargo Plane Crashes in Hawaii: 737 Goes Down in Water Near Honolulu

Newsweek logo Newsweek 7/2/2021 Jason Lemon
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A Boeing 737 cargo plane has been confirmed by the Federal Aviation Administration to have made an emergency landing in the ocean near Honolulu.

CNBC reported on Friday that the Boeing 737 aircraft touched down in the waters off the coast of Hawaii with two people aboard. Rescue workers were responding to the scene of the aircraft's water landing, according to Hawaii News Now. The incident reportedly happened around 1:45 a.m. local time (or 7:45 a.m. ET).

The plane went down about two miles from Kalaeloa Airport, local news media reported. U.S. Coast Guard are working to respond to the crash as is the Honolulu Fire Department. Rescuers are reportedly using a boat, a C-130 plane and a helicopter.


Video: Path of Boeing 737 cargo plane before crashing off Honolulu (Daily Mail)

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Boeing stock dipped with news of the crash. The U.S. multinational has seen a number of high profile crashes in recent years—with its 737 Max aircraft being grounded by airlines around the world in response to safety concerns.

Newsweek reached out to the FAA for further comment but did not immediately receive a response.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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