Elegant ditching of a Cessna 310 (although possibly in embarrassing circumstances)

Courtesy of the fabulously efficient US Coast Guard comes this video of a Cessna 310 being ditched with great panache in the Pacific last week. I suppose everybody’s been watching Sully videos these days, just in case. (Sully, however, had a robust excuse ready for the aircraft owner, whereas we are yet to hear the full story of this one.)



Here’s the coastguard version of events.

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2 Responses to Elegant ditching of a Cessna 310 (although possibly in embarrassing circumstances)

  1. Hannah Edwards September 12, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    This was a great landing considering the majority of emergency landings for planes on the water result in the nose or wings of the plane dipping into the water causing the plane to roll and break apart. They rarely just glide like this one did.

  2. Jan Adam August 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    Every airplane is good for at least one water landing.

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