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The US Navy released a wild video of a P-8A plane stuck on a Hawaiian coral reef after it missed a runway

Submerged P-8A aircraft
The US Navy's P-8A aircraft was partially submerged in Kaneohe Bay, according to a video released by the US Navy on Tuesday.US Navy
  • A US Navy plane found itself stranded in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, after it overshot the runway.

  • The US Navy has released a video of the submerged P-8A aircraft.

  • The aircraft's fuel had to be extracted before the US Navy can salvage it.

Naval divers have been sent to survey a plane that got stranded on a Hawaiian coral reef after it missed the runway, according to a video released by the US Navy.

The P-8A Poseidon aircraft crashed into the water on November 20 after it overshot the runway at a Marine base on Kaneohe Bay.

In the video, the aircraft's turbines can be seen submerged in the water, with its wheels resting on the coral reef's surface.

The US Navy said in a statement on Tuesday that all nine crewmembers on board were safely evacuated and with no injuries reported.

The statement also said that the US Navy had successfully extracted all of the plane's fuel.

This, according to Rear Admiral Kevin P. Lenox, was a necessary step "to minimize the risk of environmental harm in the follow-on salvage process."

US Navy P-8A Poseidon in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
The US Navy said in a statement on Tuesday that they had to remove the aircraft's fuel first before they could recover it.US Navy

"We estimated that the aircraft had just over 2,000 gallons of fuel on board and the team extracted all the fuel that would come out. The process was completed successfully without any fuel being released into the bay," Lenox said.

The US Navy said in its statement that it would release more information about the salvaging process in due course.

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