Watch: Plane Runs Out of Fuel, Pilot Deploys Parachute For Emergency Landing in Pacific Ocean



A pilot who used an aircraft parachute to make an emergency landing near Maui, Hawaii when his plane ran out of fuel was rescued by a cruise ship.

The pilot of a single engine Cirrus SR-22 airplane ran out of fuel 253 miles northeast of the island and was saved after the US Coast Guard contacted a nearby cruise ship to rescue him.

Watch the Coast Guard video- This thing is going straight down, it then levels off and hits the water. The pilot jumps out like he's done this before. BTW, I didn't know planes had parachutes