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Florida air show pilot rescued after mechanical issues forces landing along beach shoreline

Beachgoers in Cocoa Beach received quite the sight while watching an airshow.
Beachgoers in Cocoa Beach received quite the sight while watching an airshow.

COCOA BEACH, Fla. – Beachgoers in Central Florida received quite the sight while watching an air show.

Mechanical issues forced a pilot to land close to shore at the Cocoa Beach Air Show on Saturday.

The pilot of the TBM Avenger was performing in a ‘Warbird Parade’ when something went wrong.

Onlookers snapped photos as the plane came to rest along the shore.

The pilot was rescued and is reportedly doing okay.