Sunday, June 30, 2013

Plane crashes into water near Ocean City, Md.

The U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland State Police and Ocean City Fire Department are searching after a plane crashed into the water near Ocean City, Md. on Sunday.

Local boaters contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads at approximately 4 p.m. EDT reporting the plane crashed approximately 500 yards offshore of 130th Street in Ocean City.

Sector Hampton Roads issued an urgent marine information broadcast and dispatched crews aboard boats from Coast Guard Station Ocean City to assist. A Maryland State Police helicopter is also assisting in the search, and the Coast Guard has divers from the Ocean City Fire Department aboard.

The plane is reported to be a CJ-6A and took off from the Ocean City Municipal Airport.

The aircraft reportedly sank shortly after crashing into the water.

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