Honolulu police are at Daniel K. International Airport after a body was found on the reef runway.
According to the Hawaii Department of Transportation, crews were alerted to the body at around noon.
“It was actually noticed by a plane. They spotted what could be objects on the runway, so our crews immediately went out and about 12:15 is when they made it to the scene, the reef runway, and made the discovery,” said transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara.
The runway is closed as authorities investigate. Airport operations will continue on the other three runways.
No delays are being reported or anticipated as a result of the investigation.
Officials say there may be some increased noise over the Ewa plains as a result the closure.