Dramatic video of stricken plane safely parachuting into sea off Hawaii

January 27, 2015

The US Coast Guard has captured on film the drama of a single-engine airplane and its pilot splashing safely onto the Pacific Ocean thanks to a parachute inside its fuselage.

The factory-new Cirrus SR22 was en route to Hawaii on Sunday afternoon on a ferry flight from the San Francisco area when it “ran out of fuel”, the Coast Guard said in a press release.