Man ditches plane into ocean off coas...

Man ditches plane into ocean off coast of Hawaii after running out of gas

There are 5 comments on the KBMT story from Oct 8, 2011, titled Man ditches plane into ocean off coast of Hawaii after running out of gas. In it, KBMT reports that:

A 65-year-old man flying from California to Hawaii was forced to ditch his plane in the Pacific Ocean on Friday night 13 miles off the coast of Hilo after running out of gas, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

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WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#1 Oct 8, 2011
That distance is over 2000 NM..a Cessna 310 could never make it.Trip is over the Pacific....One pilot? yes OK,...in a plane that has a range of 680nm? With a cruising speed of only 190kts?...and a fuel load of only 102 gals of gas?....HOW did he get so far?
Auto pilot can get him there,,but with out the fuel needed?? SHARK SHIT!

Something wrong with the facts in this story.The plane would have had to had more fuel to get that far as he did.....In weather ,like heads winds ,speed over the ground drops,and fuel consumption rises!......LUCKY BASTARD!..MADE A GREAT WATER LANDING!

Cessna 310 Q - Performance Data
Horsepower: 260 Gross Weight: 5300 lbs
Top Speed: 205 kts Empty Weight: 3214 lbs
Cruise Speed: 192 kts Fuel Capacity: 102 gal
Stall Speed (dirty): 63 kts Range: 680 nm

Takeoff Landing
Ground Roll: 1519 ft Ground Roll 582 ft
Over 50 ft obstacle: 1795 ft Over 50 ft obstacle: 1697 ft

Rate Of Climb: 1495 fpm Rate of Climb (One Engine): 327 fpm
Ceiling: 19500 ft Ceiling (One Engine): 6680 ft
bailout my duck

Saint Charles, IL

#3 Oct 8, 2011
lost his air stream? well it was something to do ya crazy old fhuker
DENG

Nanjing, China

#4 Oct 8, 2011
JUST ANOTHER FAKE "NEWS" STORY FROM THE CORPORATION-STATE-GOVERNMENT MEDIA THERE IN THE UNITED STATES
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

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#5 Oct 9, 2011
Was he a Kennedy?
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

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#6 Oct 9, 2011
DENG wrote:
JUST ANOTHER FAKE "NEWS" STORY FROM THE CORPORATION-STATE-GOVERNMENT MEDIA THERE IN THE UNITED STATES
Don't like, then don't read it. it's a free country. Oh I'm so sorry. That doesn't apply over there. Excuse me. So Solly.

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