Pilots rescued after cargo plane crashes in ocean off Hawaii

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HONOLULU (AP) — A cargo plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii early Friday and both people on board have been rescued.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the pilots had reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the Boeing 737 in the water.

A Coast Guard spokesperson said rescuers in a helicopter spotted the debris field and two people in the water around 2:30 a.m.

One person was hoisted into the Coast Guard helicopter and taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The Honolulu Fire Department rescued the other person who was is in serious condition.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

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