Navy plane overshoots runway in Hawaii
— COMPILED BY DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE STAFF FROM WIRE REPORTS
HONOLULU — A U.S. Navy plane overshot a runway and went into a bay in Hawaii on Monday, and when the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services Department got to the scene, military officials told the emergency workers that all nine people aboard made it safely to shore with no injuries, spokesperson Shayne Enright said. The P-8A aircraft overshot the runway at a Marine base on Kaneohe Bay, said U.S. Marine Corps spokesperson Gunnery Sgt. Orlando Perez. It was cloudy and rainy during the afternoon around the time of the crash. Visibility was about 1 mile, said Thomas Vaughan, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Honolulu. The plane belongs to the Skinny Dragons of Patrol Squadron Four stationed at Whidbey Island in Washington state. Patrol squadrons were once based at Kaneohe Bay, but now they deploy to Hawaii on a rotational basis.