Haunting photos show underwater wreckage of Boeing cargo plane off

Haunting photos show underwater wreckage of Boeing cargo plane off
Haunting photos show underwater wreckage of Boeing cargo plane off

Federal investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board have released photos of the Boeing 737-200 cargo jet that made an emergency water landing off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. 

Transair Flight 810 was found approximately 2 miles offshore from Ewa Beach, after a the pilot made a ditch landing in the Pacific Ocean. Both crew members were rescued from the water. 

The major components of the airplane -- the aft fuselage including both wings and tail along with both engines, and forward fuselage -- were located on the sea floor at depths between 360 and 420 feet, the NTSB said in a statement on Friday.

The NTSB said the wreckage is too deep to deploy divers for recovery of the flight data and cockpit voice recorders. The investigative team is developing plans to recover the aircraft. 

Federal investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board have released photos of the Boeing 737-200 cargo jet that made an emergency water landing off Hawaii

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Federal investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board have released photos of the Boeing 737-200 cargo jet that made an emergency water landing off Hawaii

Transair Flight 810 was found approximately 2 miles offshore from Ewa Beach, after a the pilot made a ditch landing in the Pacific Ocean

Transair Flight 810 was found approximately 2 miles offshore from Ewa Beach, after a the pilot made a ditch landing in the Pacific Ocean

The plane took off from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu and was en route to the Hawaiian island of Maui

The plane took off from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu and was en route to the Hawaiian island of Maui 

The plane components were located with a Side Scan Sonar and Remotely Operated Vehicle, the NTSB said. 

The safety board said fuel samples from another airplane fueled on the same night were tested and no irregularities were found. The agency released photos of airplane components located on the ocean floor.

The two crew members on Transair Flight 810 were injured after being forced to land in the Pacific Ocean. One was taken to a hospital by helicopter and the other was rescued by boat.

The Boeing cargo plane was built in 1975.

The crew reported engine trouble and plans to turn back shortly after taking off at 1.33am local time from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu. The plane was en route to the Hawaiian island of Maui.

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The NTSB said its investigators have completed more than a dozen interviews including the flight crew, other Transair personnel, and Federal Aviation Administration employees.

The NTSB said the wreckage is too deep to deploy divers for recovery of the flight data and cockpit voice recorders

The NTSB said the wreckage is too deep to deploy divers for recovery of the flight data and cockpit voice recorders

Earlier this week, the 50-year-old pilot who was critically hurt with a head injury and multiple lacerations in the crash was released from the hospital, as the cause of the incident remains a mystery. 

The victim and his co-pilot were rescued by the United States Coast Guard off the coast of

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