A pilot successfully ditched his plane 253 miles northeast from the Hawaiian island of Maui after going into an incredible nosedive, according to a US Coast Guard video.
The pilot, flying a single engine Cirrus SR-22, had to take emergency actions after his aircraft ran out of fuel. The plane quickly fell into a nosedive before deploying its parachute. Fortunately, the US Coast Guard witnessed the incident and deployed a rescue ship.
The Coast Guard filmed the entire episode. We have created GIFs of the incident below.
After running out of fuel, the Cirrus SR-22 quickly began a nosedive out of the sky.
Fortunately, the plane was equipped with a deployable parachute that helped to stabilise the craft’s descent.
Due to the parachute, the plane hit the water at a safe speed on its belly.
The pilot, after crashing, bailed out of the aircraft and got into an emergency inflatable life boat.
Within a half hour, the Coast Guard managed to find the pilot’s position and pull him into a rescue ship.
You can watch the entire video below.
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