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UPDATE: Two OCPD Officers Killed In Small Plane Crash

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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.

Maryland State Police say they have not put anyone in the water at all because of the dangerous current, and now because of the lack of light due to night time. Police have blocked off the water from 130th to 140th street with buoys to not disturb the possible crash sight. They plan to be back out on the water around 7 AM.

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. Maryland State Police say they found a large debris field in the water with sonar.

State Police investigators believe the plane that crashed may be a Nanchang CJ-6A, based at the Ocean City Airport. This type of aircraft carries a maximum of a pilot and one passenger in front and rear seats. Maryland State Police say they cannot confirm anything about the pilot or possible passengers at this time. Meehan says it's believed that only the pilot was on board and that there are no survivors.

Anyone with pictures, video, and other information about the crash, should e-mail that the Berlin Barrack of Maryland State Police at msp.berlin@maryland.gov to aid in the investigation.

 

***Update - unofficial sources have confirmed two off-duty Ocean City Police officers were killed in Sunday's plane crash.

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