This pilot has some serious skills! A World War II-era plane was forced to land off the coast of Cocoa Beach, Florida, Saturday afternoon after it experienced engine failure. you can see how the pilot wanted to put crash land into the water, but there seems to be a bunch of people swimming where he wants to land. The only person on board the plane, the TBM Avenger, was the pilot. When he realized the plane was having engine problems, he initially tried to make it to the nearby Patrick Space Force Base where the air show was being held. Then he realized that crash landing in the ocean was his only shot.