Transair (Hawaii) (Rhoades Aviation, Inc. d/b/a Transair) Boeing 737-275C N810TA (msn 21116) today (July 2) was operating a cargo flight T4 810 this morning from Honolulu to Kahului (Kona).
After departure from HNL, the crew was forced to ditch in the Pacific Ocean as it was attempting to return to the airport. The crew reported an engine failure and was having difficulty maintaining altitude when it ditched.
The two crew members were rescued at sea.
The airframe was originally delivered to Pacific Western Airlines as C-GDPW on October 10, 1975.
The company has been operating since 1982.
The combined Transair and Transair Express all-cargo fleet of five (now four) Boeing 737-200s and five Shorts SD3-60-300 aircraft fly daily to all major Hawaiian island destinations of Kauai, Maui, Kona and Hilo with extended service to Lanai and Molokai.
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