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Pilot Safe After Ditching 253 Miles From Maui (Very Cool Video!)

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posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 05:40 PM
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Unbelievable video of a pilot ditching his plane and ending up in his life craft on the water.


Video by the US Coast Guard. The pilot of a single engine Cirrus SR-22 aircraft that ran out of fuel is safe after ditching his aircraft 253 miles northeast of Maui, Hawaii Sunday. At approximately 4:44 p.m. the pilot was able to deploy the aircraft’s airframe parachute system and safely exit the aircraft into a life raft. U.S. Coast Guard video.



Amazing the way the parachute controlled the planes decent and landing in the water.

He's one lucky pilot thats for sure!!!!




posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 06:09 PM
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a reply to: SecretKnowledge

Holy CRAP!!!! That's one of the coolest videos I've ever seen on here man.

Talk about luck, going down near a cruise ship. Though I imagine it was a coordinated effort by everybody but still, lucky the ship was even close enough to begin with.

Dude needs to get a bigger raft though lol



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:14 PM
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:O

I know I should say more….but
:O



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:24 PM
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Yee-Haw! Helluva ride.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: SecretKnowledge

OMG, that is amazing! He was very very lucky.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:48 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: SecretKnowledge

Holy CRAP!!!! That's one of the coolest videos I've ever seen on here man.

Talk about luck, going down near a cruise ship. Though I imagine it was a coordinated effort by everybody but still, lucky the ship was even close enough to begin with.

Dude needs to get a bigger raft though lol


Very lucky with the cruise ship for sure.
Gets in, gets dry and into the resturaunt for dinner!

Fantastic



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:50 PM
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a reply to: ChiefD

He sure was lucky.

See how cool he seemed to be when he gets out of the plane and is preparing the liferaft?
Not a bother on him
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posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 08:10 PM
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I had no idea planes could have a parachute like that. That's really cool. Seems like that should be standard on smaller aircraft.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 09:37 PM
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So, I wonder what happened to the plane... International waters rule? (Finders Keepers?) Did it just get towed in? And if so, then why did the guy have to hop on a cruise ship?



posted on Jan, 29 2015 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: japhrimu

Im sure it sunk, wouldnt it?



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 11:15 PM
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Awesome vid! Cheers to the pilot!



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