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Pilot Survives Hawaii Plane Crash, Military Says

(HONOLULU) — A Hawaii Air National Guard municipal executive participating in a troops practice was in critical condition Wednesday after his craft crashed off a seashore of Honolulu, authorities said.

Honolulu Emergency Services orator Dustin Malama pronounced a 47-year-old seemed to have dire injuries and was taken to a hospital.

Federal Aviation Administration orator Ian Gregor pronounced a Hawker Hunter jet went down in a sea around 2:25 p.m. after holding off from Honolulu’s airport.

The commander was discovered about 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Oahu nearby Honolulu’s Sand Island, a U.S. Coast Guard said.

The commander had been participating in a troops practice called Sentry Aloha, pronounced U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Matthew West. The Hawaii Air National Guard was hosting a exercise, that concerned about 800 crew and 30 aircraft from 9 states.

Departing flights from a Honolulu airfield were hold as a prevision for about 20 minutes, pronounced Tim Sakahara, orator for a state Department of Transportation.

The Hawker Hunter is a British jet grown in a late 1940s and early 1950s, pronounced a website of invulnerability executive BAE Systems.

Initially, a single-seat chronicle was used as a maneuverable warrior aircraft. It was after used as both a warrior and bomber and for reconnoitering missions.

The British navy and atmosphere force continued to use a two-seat chronicle into a early 1990s.

Britain exported a plane, and it was also used by a atmosphere army of 21 other nations.

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