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Coast Guard suspends search for pilot in small plane crash off Cape May

Posted: 8:06 AM, May 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-30 08:06:42-04

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 .

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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.