Pilot Safe After Deploying Airplane’s Parachute

The pilot of a single engine Cirrus SR-22 aircraft that ran out of fuel is safe after ditching his aircraft 253 miles northeast of Maui, Hawaii. The pilot was able to deploy the aircraft’s airframe parachute system and safely exit the aircraft into a life raft. A cruise ship in the vicinity was enlisted to help pick up the pilot.

Video by U.S. Coast Guard