When Caelyn Canace started filming a calm video of her dog on a Long Island shore beach, she had no idea that it would end with footage of Queens Assemblyman Clyde Vanel crash-landing a plane just 50 yards away. Posted to the TikTok account barbincharge
, the video has racked up over 16 million views.
"I ran to the people, there were two guys, they got out, two pilots," Canace told CBS news. "And thank God they were in one piece, no visible fractures, no visible injuries, so the pilots were obviously in shock."
Vanel says that he took off in a Beechcraft from Brookhaven Airport around 2 p.m. “to practice some maneuvers” in the nice weather. Not long after, the engine cut out. “Of course I was panicked. I didn’t understand what was going on with the engine,” he said. Thankfully, like in this recent Bolivian crash landing
, he was able to crash land safely and save his and his passenger's life.