Reuters SHANNON STAPLETON
The US Coast Guard announced the rescue of a flight instructor and his student, after their plane’s engine failed and abandoned, off the coast of Hawaii.
The Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center said, “A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew from Barbers Point Air Station in Oahu managed to reach the pilots about an hour after they jumped from the plane eight miles off the coast of Lanai, the sixth largest island in Hawaii.” .
Coast Guard officials said that they “received a call around 5:49 pm (local time) from the air traffic control facility at Daniel Inoue International Airport, who informed them that an aircraft was suffering from an engine problem that may have sunk in the ocean waters.”
Source: “ABC NEWS”