KHON2 is getting answers for drivers after an unusual sighting caught them off-guard Monday.
They spotted an Osprey flying in the Kaimuki area at around 3:30 p.m. They said it was loud and appeared to be flying low.
KHON2 reached out to the Marine Corps. Officials tell us that while it’s hard to tell what altitude the Osprey was flying at the time, all flights are done in accordance with FAA regulations:
“Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 24, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii conducted regularly scheduled training November 21. The training conducted was not part of an exercise, however routine training takes place throughout the year.
“The aircraft depicted in the photo is an MV-22B Osprey. Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268 is the only MV-22B squadron located on Hawaii.
“It is impossible to tell from the photo exactly what altitude the aircraft is flying. Training conducted by Marine aviators is done in accordance with all FAA regulations, including adherence to altitude guidelines.
“The MV-22 Osprey arrived in Hawaii in late June as the first permanent Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron. The arrival of the squadron ensures Marine Aircraft Group 24 will remain a force-in-readiness, more capable than ever to respond to crisis’ in Hawaii and across the western Pacific.
“Aviation training takes place throughout the year in accordance with FAA regulations and previously agreed upon routes.”