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Divers explore US spy plane wreck after aircraft ploughed off runway into Hawaii bay


Underwater footage reveals spy plane wreck marooned on reef after aircraft crashed into Hawaii bay

Navy Divers explored the wreckage of a US spy plane that fell into an environmentally sensitive bay in Hawaii over a week ago.

The underwater footage from Tuesday 28 November shows where the plane’s tires made contact with the coral reef, leaving two craters in it.

The P-8A Poseidon aircraft crashed into the water in Kaneohe Bay on 20 November after overshooting the runway at a nearby Marine Corps Base.

The Navy is developing a plan to remove the aircraft that prioritises the safety of people and the environment, and hopefully restores the ‘combat capability’ of the aircraft.

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