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Watch: A Couple's Plane Crashed in the Pacific, and They Filmed Their Entire Rescue

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by Olivia Harden Mar 1, 2022

Emergency water landings or crashes can seem like a far off possibility when flying. Sure, the probability of getting in a plane crash is one in 11 million, but if you’re that one in 11 million, you have to know what to do — and that’s even more so the case when you’re on a private flight or small plane. One TikTok video making the rounds shows just how much goes into a water landing rescue after a small plane crash.

The video shows how the plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean, and starts with the pilot and his partner using seats as floatation devices. The pair held onto the seats along with window shades to keep afloat until the coast guard arrived. In the distance you can see the tail of the plane sinking down to the bottom of the ocean. Then, the coast guard arrives by helicopter and pulls them out the water in what looks like metal grates. From there, the video cuts to their departure from the coast guard base after a nice hot shower.

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While this TikTok was a special first hand account of what to expect if you do end up in a crashed plane, you might also end up finding videos that give advice on how to survive a plane crash. But don’t believe everything you see on social media — a certified pilot found that most of this information is nothing but junk.

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