WATCH: WW2 plane stuns beach goers as it makes emergency landing

A World War Two-era plane has made an emergency sea landing off a busy Florida beach.

The single-engine TBM Avenger made a ‘soft’ landing in the shallow water south of Cocoa Beach.

Multiple footage shows the plane coming to a halt in the ocean not far from where people were swimming.

No one was injured in the incident, which came after the plane suffered a mechanical fault while taking part in the Cocoa Beach Air Show, according to the Daily Mail.

“The TBM Avenger performing in the warbird parade had a mechanical issue and the pilot was able to bring the plane down close to the shore. Rescue personnel were immediately on scene and the pilot is okay,” Cocoa Beach Air Show told Florida Today.

In some video clips, the plane’s propeller can be seen not working.

The TBM Avenger is an American torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps.

It entered service in 1942, with pilots flying the model taking part in the Battle of Midway.

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