Small plane crashes into ocean in Ocean City; police and Coast Guard responding

  • Updated: June 30, 2013 - 7:50 PM

OCEAN CITY, Md. — A small plane has crashed into the ocean in Ocean City, and the resort town's mayor says the pilot is presumed dead.

Mayor Rick Meehan tells The Associated Press that the plane went down around 4 p.m., about 500 yards offshore at 130th Street, about a mile from the Delaware state line. He says witnesses told police that the aircraft began spinning out of control and crashed into the ocean. He says the plane became submerged, and there is no remaining debris.

Meehan says it's believed that only the pilot was on board and that there are no survivors.

The U.S. Coast Guard and local authorities are searching for the plane. The Coast Guard says it was a single-engine CJ-6A that took off from Ocean City Municipal Airport.

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