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Watch WWII Plane Make Emergency Splashdown at Dense Florida Beach

The crashed plane, a TBM Avenger, is a torpedo bomber used by the United States Navy during WWII. The plane underwent thorough restoration before being returned to flight last year, according to the Cocoa Beach Air Show website.

On Saturday, a World War II-era plane participating in the Florida Air Show made an emergency landing in the ocean near the Patrick Space Force Base beaches, local media reported.

The single-engine TBM Avenger made a “soft” landing in the shallow water south of Cocoa Beach, as can be seen on videos posted on Twitter. In the videos, the plane descends low in a coordinated manner before skidding to a halt in the ocean, causing a lot of spraying and foaming around it.