An afternoon flight turned ugly for a Biloxi pilot and his passenger, but the two men were able to walk away from the crash with no serious injuries.
Authorities say the pilot was forced to make a crash landing on the beach in Waveland between Waveland Avenue and Oak Boulevard.
The pilot, a flight student at Keesler Air Force Base, rented a single engine Cessna in Gulfport. Waveland Fire Chief Dave Garcia says the pilot and a friend flew from Gulfport to New Orleans. On their way back, the pilot noticed his fuel gauge was rapidly dropping.