New York Lawmaker Lands Plane on Beach
March 24, 2023
New York City Assemblyman Clyde Vanel, who is also an amateur pilot, was 3,500-feet in the air when his plane engine lost power. He tried switching fuel tanks and then he put the plane in glide speed, which gave him two minutes to find a place to land on a Long Island beach. With seconds to spare, Vanel glided his plane in for a landing. Miraculously, he did not injure himself. Now, Vanel is receiving a medal for outstanding airmanship for landing on an isolated stretch of beach.