CAPE MAY, N.J. — Authorities are searching for the pilot of a single-engine plane that illegally landed on a Coast Guard beach in New Jersey.
The Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May increased security after the Piper PA12 landed on its beach just before 8 p.m. Sunday.
The Coast Guard says officers became aware of the incident when the plane was spotted on closed-circuit cameras.
There was no sign of the pilot.
Authorities say the plane is owned by a company that uses it to fly banners over the beach. The company tells The Press of Atlantic City that an employee used the plane without permission.