Navy veteran reunites with the good Samaritan that pulled him to safety

Matt Pothier, a Navy veteran, relives the incident when he crashed his 1950s era fighter jet into the ocean and was saved by Mack Ladner, who sailing in the area and rescued him.
1:35 | 12/17/18

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A Navy veteran forced to dit his ane. The aircraft sing into T waters off of Hawaii. Heas able toject. But what also helped was the man who saved him. Whoked for aparasailing company, and had unique tale he broht to the rescue. Here's Zachary Kie Rorter: This survei camera capturing the dramatic moment. A ter jet crhing into the ocean during a military Ni exer I the pilot was forced to eject. And tonight, he reunited with T man who red him, and likely saved his life. An't ask F a better, more qualified person to be right there in an ejection scenario than Mack was.was the most fortunate pn ever. Reporter: Navy veteran and now civilitrtt Pothier, reliving what happened after ejecting out of 1950s-era fighter jet. The rcng into waters just miles from waikiki beach. Mackadner, a bter in the area, raced in to re Pothier before his parachute filled up thiculd possib have pull him under. I was seeing if he was okay and thing was hurting. He was like, no, just tangled Y Repor it turns T Pothier actuallyctured his spine. But he says, on top of time with his wife knts to be back in the sky. I'm just happy E here. Looking forward to flying again. Reporter: The plans to release a preliminary report within theex few days. Interestinglhet rescued the pilot, the hero in this S, had beenpecially trained to untangle people from parachutes. To Zacharythank you.

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