What to Know
- A small private plane went down in the water near Cape May Wednesday, authorities say
- The plane went down in the water between Cove Beach and Cape May Point State Park
- There was no immediate word on possible injuries; one person was on the plane
The Coast Guard has suspended their search after a small private plane crashed into the water near Cape May Wednesday, authorities say.
The police chief said the plane went down in the water between Cove Beach in Cape May and Cape May Point State Park around 11 a.m. Officials said there was one person on board the now-submerged aircraft.
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a statement saying that the plane took off from Trenton-Robbinsville Airport in Robbinsville, New Jersey, at about 8 a.m.
Owner Lisa Campbell of Air-Mods Flight Training Center at the Trenton-Robbinsville airport says it left the airport, more than 100 miles away from the crash site, around 8 a.m., and the pilot's credentials and the aircraft were "all in order."
The FAA describes the aircraft as a Mooney M20J plane, adding that it crashed in the water about 1,200 from the Cape May Lighthouse and was submerged.
State police said the plane was located in about 18 feet of water, adding that the identity of the pilot has not been confirmed.