Plane makes emergency landing at Ocean City beach
Swimmers were a little surprised when a plane splashed down at this Maryland beach.
Trevor H. Deihl, 23, of Reedville, Va., reported that his single-engine Cessna 172RG was having engine problems before he landed it in the Atlantic Ocean, Maryland State Police told Fox News.
Authorities praised the pilot for setting the plane down without injuring himself or anyone on the beach, reported CNN.
Visitors caught the water landing on video.
Deihl was the only person aboard the plane.
Plane just crashed in Ocean City MD. Right in front of my hotel pic.twitter.com/rcHVAstgGA
— Jameson86 (@moyerm86) July 16, 2019
Pilot of small plane makes emergency landing in the Atlantic Ocean just off shore from Ocean City, Maryland.
23 year old man was not injured.
Was flying from Reedville, Virginia and had engine trouble.
Photos provided to @wusa9 courtesy of @a_k_a_alexis pic.twitter.com/fw8ci7tJUZ
— Adam Longo (@adamlongoTV) July 17, 2019
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