Pilot Forced to Land on Crowded Beach Because Of A Mechanical Failure


At the 1:20 PM Air Show, Cocoa Beach Florida, the “TBM Avenger” WW11 vintage Navy Plane headed to runway, experienced mechanical failure, and water crash landing on crowded beach headed for surfers and Bathers runway was 1/2 a mile away, pilot was held over night for observation. The pilot made a miraculous water landing not hurting or killing any bathers. The people in the video are my wife, and child. The pilot signaled he was okay and asked people swimming towards the plane to stay back, because of leaking fuel and oil or igniting.


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