In July, 2016, pilots Sydnie Uemoto, then 22, (born and raised in Kona) and David McMahon, then 26, were flying from O’ahu to Kona when their plane had complete engine failure. Sydnie landed in 4 to 6 foot seas (per the Coast Guard) and their plane sank. They swam for Kona–and 20+ hours later, were rescued. The story is compelling. This is Part 1 of two.
Air Date: Nov. 25, 2018 (Part 2 airs Dec. 2, 2018)