Boeing 737 cargo plane makes emergency landing in waters off Honolulu

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WASHINGTON – A Boeing Co 737 cargo aircraft with two people on board made an emergency landing in the ocean off the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii, on Friday (July 2), the US aviation safety regulator said.

“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 US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement.

“According to preliminary information, the US Coast Guard rescued both crew members.”

The plane was operated by Rhodes Express.

CNBC earlier reported that a Boeing 737 had come down in the water.

Boeing was not immediately available for comment. Shares of Boeing fell 2 per cent.

Boeing’s 737 Max was cleared to fly by regulators late last year after a 20-month grounding following two accidents that hundreds of people.

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