Coast Guard, locals search after plane crash near Ocean City, Md.

5th Coast Guard District News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard, Maryland State Police and Ocean City Fire Department are searching after a plane crashed into the water near Ocean City, Md.

A good Samaritan aboard the pleasure craft Sea Robin contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at approximately 4 p.m. reporting the plane crashed approximately 500 yards offshore of 130th Street in Ocean City.

Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and dispatched crews aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Ocean City to assist. A Maryland State Police helicopter is also assisting in the search, and the Coast Guard MLB 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 plane reportedly sank shortly after crashing into the water.

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