Posted by: Jeet Kumar
Updated Saturday, July 03, 2021 05:48 AM IS
Both passengers on board are in good health. The identities of the pilots have not been revealed.
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According to the statement, the pilots of Flight 810 reported an engine failure and were forced to land a Boeing 737 freighter on board as they attempted to return to Honolulu.
US Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Keren Evelyn said in an email that she received word of a trans-island cargo plane at 1:40 p.m. About an hour later, rescuers in a Coast Guard helicopter saw the wreckage and two people in the water.
Evelyn said one person was airlifted to Queens Medical Center while another person was rescued by the Honolulu Fire Department. All passengers on the plane are in good health. The identities of the pilots have not been revealed.
Queens officials said a 58-year-old man in the intensive care unit is in critical condition. At the same time, a boat carrying another 50-year-old man reached shore and he, too, was taken to hospital, with a head injury and multiple injuries.