Cocoa Beach
April 18 2021 12:45pm

Pilot safely lands plane in ocean near shore of crowded Cocoa Beach, Florida

A TBM Avenger plane performing in the warbird parade at Patrick Air Force Base in Brevard County, Fla. had a mechanical issue, forcing the pilot to bring the aircraft down on Saturday. The pilot was able to land in the ocean close to the shore on Cocoa Beach while beachgoers looked on. Rescue personnel responded immediately and neither the pilot nor anyone on the ground were injured.