Small plane pilot runs out of fuel, lands in ocean

Small plane pilot runs out of fuel, lands in ocean

Small plane pilot runs out of fuel, lands in ocean

HILO, Hawaii (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued the pilot of a small plane who was forced to land in the Pacific Ocean after running out of fuel while flying from California to Hawaii.

Petty Officer Angela Henderson says the 65-year-old pilot, whose name was not released, called for help Friday afternoon after noticing his Cessna was low on fuel about 400 miles east of Hilo.

The Guard sent a plane to fly alongside him and dispatched a vessel known as a cutter to the area.

The Guard was waiting when the pilot, who had been flying the twin-engine plane to the Big Island from Monterrey, Calif., splashed down.

He was rescued and taken to a hospital. His condition was unknown.

The Associated Press



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