(KHNL) - Two survivors of a small plane crash that landed in the ocean on Thursday are finally safely back on land.
The two-pilots arrived in Honolulu at the coast guard station on Sand Island.
The pilot, 48 year old Lyn Grey and co-pilot, 28 year old Kristian Kauter were relieved to walk off the boat and onto land. The two are from Australia and work for a company that transports airplanes.
They were flying a twin-engine piper seminole from Santa Barbara, California and were suppose to make a stop in Hilo.
They declared an in-flight emergency off the coast of California. From there, the Coast Guard was able to assist them.
The plane crashed 535-miles off Hilo on Thursday.
A container ship headed to China brought them aboard. A coast guard boat picked them up Saturday afternoon.
Kristian Kauter the co-pilot said, "It's certainly nice to be back on land."