Pilot makes emergency landing on Jekyll Island heading to St. Simons

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JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (WSAV) – It’s not uncommon to see planes fly over during a day at the beach.

But a plane on the beach? That’s another story.

Officials say a pilot ran out of gas on his way to St. Simons Friday and made an emergency landing on Jekyll Island’s Glory Beach. That’s near the south end of the island.

Marcy Crosby, of Statesboro, said she brought her mom and out-of-town friends to visit the island for a beach day.

When they arrived at lunchtime, they were welcomed by the bright red-orange plane — a great photo op.

After getting some photos taken (and some fuel) the pilot was on his way.

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