Flight instructor, student pilot rescued by US Coast Guard after ditching plane off coast of Hawaii

first_imgJoel Carillet/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A flight instructor and a student pilot were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard crew Saturday night after their plane experienced engine trouble, forcing them to ditch the aircraft in the ocean off the coast of Hawaii, officials said.The two pilots were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Coast Guard officials. Their names were not immediately released.Lt. j.g. Makenzy Karnehm, watchstander of the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center, said a Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew from Air Station Barbers Point in Oahu managed to reach pilots about an hour after they ended up in the ocean about eight miles off the coast of Lanai, the sixth-largest Hawaiian island.“As a watchstander, this is the type of outcome we want to see with every case,” Karnehm said in a statement, “Both the Coast Guard and our partners train together for incidents like this and once the call came in we were able to quickly mobilize a robust response and rescue the pilots.”The Coast Guard and Maui Fire Department also dispatched boats to the area where the single-engine plane went down, officials said.Coast Guard officials said they received a call at about 5:49 p.m. from the air-traffic control facility at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport that an aircraft was experiencing engine trouble and was likely going to ditch in the ocean.On-duty Coast Guard watchstanders issued an urgent notice to mariners in the area to be on the lookout for survivors, officials said.A Mokulele Airlines plane that had just taken off from the Lanai Airport heading to Honolulu spotted the two men in the water and radioed in their location as they continued to circle, officials told ABC affiliate station KITV in Honolulu.Passengers aboard the Mokulele Airlines flight said their pilot quickly asked them to help scan the ocean for the stranded flyers as they circled the area.“The pilot said, ‘There is an aircraft in distress. There is nobody else out there. We have to divert to find them,’” a passenger aboard the Mokulele Airlines flight told KITV. “We started a descending spiral over the ocean just looking for the aircraft. My wife and two passengers on the left side of the plane spotted the aircraft about to impact the water, then witnessed the aircraft impact the water.”The airline passenger, who asked to remain anonymous, said the pilot asked him and his fellow passengers to look for two people in yellow life jackets because the pilot kept losing sight of them.“We kept losing the plane. It submerged. It was just a white tail in a blue ocean with white caps and two small people with life jackets,” the passenger said.Another crew from Kamaka Air also spotted the pilots in the water and continued to circle until Coast Guard crews arrived, the president of the airline told KITV.George Hanzawa of George’s Aviation Services in Honolulu told KITV that the plane that crashed was a DA40 Diamond Star that was owned by his company. He said the flight instructor also worked for his company and took a student on a training run Saturday afternoon. He said they were expected to return by sunset.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HR vital to Camelot staff morale

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. HR vital to Camelot staff moraleOn 6 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Camelot’sHR team played a critical role in the company’s successful bid to continueoperating the National Lottery. SteveThompson, Camelot’s HR director, said one of the greatest challenges wasmaintaining staff morale during the period of uncertainty from August – whenthe People’s Lottery was the favoured bid – until last December.Thompsonsaid, “It’s been a roller-coaster ride for the staff in the period leading upto the Lottery Commission’s decision to grant us the licence in December.“At least800 employees were facing redundancies, but we maintained morale by developingthe loyalty of the workforce.”Camelot’sHR strategy was to retain its staff until the end of the licence period inSeptember 2001. A loyalty scheme promised to double notice payments to staff,in the event of it losing the licence. A win bonus was also offered. Informationon redundancy packages was filtered through the company using verbal cascades,with nominated managers having face-to-face briefings with staff. The HR teamalso used focus groups within the company to communicate new developments. He said,“We had lots of briefing sessions before we won the bid at Christmas. It wasvital that our workforce heard about their situation before it was broken inthe media.” DianneThompson, Camelot’s chief executive, paid tribute to the HR team. She said,“Our HR department played a critical role in developing and implementing acomprehensive internal communication strategy to ensure that all staff knewwhat was happening.”DianneThompson will be speaking at Richmond Events’ HR Forum on the cruise shipOriana, 3-6 May Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Investigations into an unknown organism on the martian meteorite Allan Hills 84001

first_imgExamination of fracture surfaces near the fusion crust of the martian meteorite Allan Hills (ALH) 84001 have been conducted using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) and has revealed structures strongly resembling mycelium. These structures were compared with similar structures found in Antarctic cryptoendolithic communities. On morphology alone, we conclude that these features are not only terrestrial in origin but probably belong to a member of the Actinomycetales, which we consider was introduced during the Antarctic residency of this meteorite. If true, this is the first documented account of terrestrial microbial activity within a meteorite from the Antarctic blue ice fields. These structures, however, do not bear any resemblance to those postulated to be martian biota, although they are a probable source of the organic contaminants previously reported in this meteorite.last_img read more

Real Madrid star extends contract at La Liga giants

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentZodiac Signs Reimagined As Women Look IncredibleThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All Time That will be a massive boost for the club, with the players now back in training and preparing to play out the rest of this season – should all go to plan – starting next month. Since his return to the club in 2015, Casemiro has proved an effective shielding midfielder, and it now sounds like he’s going to be sticking around a few seasons further. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Los Blancos aren’t just looking outside the club though. They’re also looking to clean out the deadwood in the squad – and secure the players they value most. Of of those names without doubt, is that of Casemiro, who has emerged as an important player for Zinedine Zidane through his two reigns as manager.Advertisement There may be a global pandemic going on, but it doesn’t seem like that’s going to slow down Real Madrid in the transfer market this summer. Mundo Deportivo today write that the midfielder’s contract renovation has been “closed” and that they have today agreed all the terms of his extension. Read Also: Klopp: Messi is the best, but I admire Ronaldolast_img read more