Two Planes Make Crash Landing Off Hawaii

Nick Givas Media And Politics Reporter
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An airplane with four passengers ran out of fuel and crashed landed in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, hours after another airplane crashed due to a fuel shortage.

Three people, including an infant, suffered minor injuries when their Cessna single engine aircraft landed in the water 11 miles off Leeward Oahu, reports.

The pilot contacted the Coast Guard to declare a flight emergency at 6:18 p.m., and less than 10 minutes later they dropped off radar and lost all communication.

The infant was less than one year old, while the other three passengers included a 22-year-old female and two males, ages 24 and 37. They are all reported to be in stable condition with no major injuries after being rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter.

The crash followed an earlier accident where the pilot was forced to ditch his plane off the coast of Maui when it ran out of fuel.

The 28-year-old pilot contacted the Hawaii National Guard at 12:30 p.m. to report his fuel shortage. At 4:45 p.m. a video was released by the U.S. Coast Guard following his bailout from the plane. He deployed a life raft just before the plane sunk into the ocean.

The pilot was not believed to be injured during the accident, and reportedly arrived in Hawaii Monday morning via cruise ship.