A US Marine plane flying in stormy weather missed the runway at a military base in Hawaii and crashed into Kaneohe Bay.
Fortunately, all nine crew members were unharmed, authorities said today.
The Coast Guard responded to the call for help, but rescue operations were soon called off last night as everyone involved appears to have been rescued, Coast Guard spokesman Ryan Fishe said, according to the AP.
Marine Corps spokesman Sergeant Orlando Perez said he had no information on why the P-8A Poseidon, a reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft, missed the runway.
In the video of the witness, the plane can be seen in the sea near the coast.
The Honolulu Fire Department received a call about the plane crash shortly after 2 p.m. local time.
The weather was cloudy and rainy, and visibility was about 1 mile, said meteorologist Thomas Vaughan of the National Weather Service in Honolulu.
The Marine Corps Base in Hawaii is about 10 miles from Honolulu on the island of Oahu.
There are about 9,300 military personnel and 5,100 family members at the base.
It is one of the key military installations on the island of Oahu.
The base overlooks Kaneohe Bay, rich in coral reefs and home to hammerhead sharks.
The University of Hawaii’s Marine Biology Research Institute is also located there.