Pilot crash lands in sea filled with swimmers
A World War 2 bomber pilot landed in the sea metres from swimmers
after the plane suffered a mechanical failure.
Beach goers watched in awe as the TBM Avenger hovered above
the water in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Footage of the remarkable incident shows the plane swooping in
about two or three metres above the water.
It bobs up and down slightly as it skims across the bay, perilously
close to people swimming in the water below.
After clearing a couple of people swimming in the water,
the plane crashes down onto the surf to the squeals of onlookers.
Luckily no one, including the pilot, were hurt in the crash landing,
which was required due to a mechanical failure.
Brian Ditmer and his family were at the beach when they saw the
plane coming in low.
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“I seen the plane come down low and I was like ‘hey watch he’s going
to do a low fly by’ at that second he actually did a belly bump off a
wave which looked intentional because there were some people in
front of him,” he told Fox News.
“He missed a lot of people. If it would have went down the first time
he hit water it would have not been good. Like I said, he did an amazing job.”