CAPE MAY, New Jersey — The Coast Guard suspended its search late Wednesday night for a pilot after a small plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off New Jersey, according to NJ.com .
The local outlet also reported that the Coast Guard said other agencies, like the NJ State Police, will continue the search.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Mooney M20J crashed Wednesday morning about 1,200 feet (365 meters) from the Cape May Lighthouse.
Plane owner Lisa Campbell of Air-Mods Flight Training Center at the Trenton-Robbinsville airport said the small aircraft left the airport, more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) from the crash site, around 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Campbell said the male pilot’s credentials and the plane were “all in order.” She also said the pilot was a regular customer who flew recreationally.
Police said it was unclear whether there were any passengers.