Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Watch Dramatic Video of Plane Crash-Landing Into the Pacific

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

You know that sinking feeling you get when you notice you're about to run out of gas? The 65-year-old pilot of a Cessna flying to Hawaii got that feeling times a million somewhere over the Pacific last night.

He radioed in his problem to the Coast Guard, and they talked him through a successful crash-landing just 13 miles off the coast of Hawaii last night. A video from the Coast Guard captures the dramatic landing:

The pilot, whose name was not released, survived without any serious injuries. A member of the Coast Guard said he managed to stay cool through the whole ordeal.

"He was very professional throughout the whole scenario, but I know I probably would have been a little more freaked out," said U.S. Coast Guard Ryan Rejzer.