A Transair Beoing 737 Cargo Jet sits on the tarmac on the Transair Cargo Facility on the Dainel Ok. Inouye Internaional Airport on July 2, 2021 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Nationwide Transportation Security Board investigators plan to make use of sonar imaging on Monday to attempt to find a Boeing 737-200 cargo jet that ditched off the coast of Hawaii final week.
Transair Flight 810 made an emergency landing in the ocean off the coast of Oahu round 1:30 a.m. native time on Friday. The cargo aircraft’s pilots reported engine bother shortly after leaving Honolulu. Each of the pilots have been rescued.
The NTSB stated it should first discover the precise location of the 46-year-old aircraft earlier than the cockpit voice and information recorders will be recovered.
“Investigators plan to make use of aspect scan sonar Monday to survey the particles subject, the situation of the airplane and its location, together with how far beneath the floor the aircraft sank,” it stated in a press release. “That data will probably be used to find out how and when the recorders could possibly be recovered after which how and if the airplane will probably be salvaged.”
The NTSB stated additionally it is scheduling interviews with the 2 pilots, air site visitors controllers and upkeep employees at cargo airline Transair.
The company stated a small quantity of floating particles was recovered and examined by NTSB. The precise trigger or causes of the crash can take months to find out.
The provider did not reply to a request for remark.
One of many pilots instructed an air site visitors controller that the aircraft misplaced an engine and that there was an opportunity it was going to lose the opposite, in accordance with audio posted to LiveATC.internet.
The controller warned them that their altitude was low however one other pilot responded that they could not climb.
The NTSB stated it met with events to the investigation — the Federal Aviation Administration, the Nationwide Air Site visitors Controllers Affiliation, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, which made the aircraft’s engines, and Rhodes Aviation — the plane’s operator, on Saturday.