10.09.2011

Might Want To Calculate That Fuel Requirement A Little More Closely



A twin-engine plane flying to Hawaii’s Big Island from California was forced to ditch into the Pacific Ocean Friday evening local time. The pilot was the only person on board and was uninjured.

The twin-engined Cessna 310 (N23BT) aircraft was about 12 hours into its flight from Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) to Hilo International Airport (ITO) when the pilot, a 65-year-old man, according to Hawaii News Now, radioed the Coast Guard for to advise he might run out of fuel about 35 miles east of Hilo and be forced to ditch into the ocean.

A US Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and the Cutter Kiska rescued the pilot immediately after ditching 13 miles northeast of Hilo and transported him to Hilo Medical Center.




9 comments:

Anonymous said...

What goes up must come down.

DF Bob from Enzyte and part time pilot.

Anonymous said...

That head-wind thing can sure be a pain in the neck.

Anonymous said...

A little desperate for news, are we?

Anonymous said...

If you do the math, he was off by less than 1%. The problem is being off by any percentage on the negative side was a landing in the drink.

Double Fake Charles Lindbergh

Anonymous said...

We will all be forced to ditch December 21 2012

Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone I know that flew from Vegas to Bridgeport;almost if a field near Jacksboro counts.

Anonymous said...

was it Tom b. ?

Anonymous said...

was drugs r alkeyhol involved?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a plot for a John Wayne movie.

My Other Brother Darryl