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Pilot Loses License After Buzzing Texas Beach

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Pilot Loses License After Buzzing Texas Beach

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Pilot Loses License After Buzzing Texas Beach

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Federal officials have pulled Joseph Bryan Kirbow's flying license after he buzzed the crowd at a beach in Texas. Officials say the stunt took the single-engine plane as low as 15 feet above the ground and even snagged a man's fishing line.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

The bad news for Bryan Kirbow is that authorities took away his pilot's license. He can't apply for a new one until he waits for a year. But Mr. Kirbow walks away with vivid memories of the act that got him in trouble. His single-engine play buzzed the crowd at a beach near Galveston, Texas. His plane flew as low as 15 feet over the beach. He should've stayed over 1,000. The low-flying plane even snagged a man's fishing line.

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