Incredible video: Pilot ditches plane after it runs out of fuel, crash-lands in ocean

Posted at 2:36 PM, Jan 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-26 14:38:11-05

MAUI, Hawaii --  A pilot was rescued over the weekend after a harrowing incident about 250 miles northeast of Maui.

The pilot's single engine Cirrus SR-22 ran out of fuel Sunday afternoon, and he was forced to deploy the aircraft’s parachute system and crash-land in the ocean.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the pilot was able to climb out of the plane and into a life raft.  They were picked up by a nearby cruise ship and are said to be in good condition.