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Cirrus CAPS deployment - Jan 22, 2014


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In case you missed it, a Cirrus SR22 went swimming 250 east of Hilo, HI yesterday. The a/c was being ferried and, 3 hours from HI, the pilot found he was unable to switch to an 80gal ferry tank in the back seat. They did a bunch of troubleshooting with their home base, but no joy. He was vectored to land near a cruise ship. Even with that, he was still in the water for 40 minutes. He was damned lucky.


This video is shot from a USCG C-130. My cajones are just now descending after watching!





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