Pilot ignores ATC, lands on beach in New York

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  1. Gargoyle
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    Single engine Piper, sick passenger, so the pilot wanted to do an emergency landing and on TV he saw pilots land on the beach, so if it works on TV, it must be a good thing to do. ATC couldn't talk him out of it. Rockaway Beach in Queens.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/06/nyregion/06plane.html?_r=2

    Of course, the pilot's grandmother calls him “the most wonderful person that I know".

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    Not sure I'd want that guy to be my physician ...
     
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