Plane crashes off coast of Atlantic City

 File photo of a Mooney M20. (Wikimedia Commons/Adrian Pingstone)

File photo of a Mooney M20. (Wikimedia Commons/Adrian Pingstone)

The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that a plane went down into the ocean off the coast of Atlantic City Thursday afternoon.

Officials with the FAA said the single-engine Mooney M20 aircraft reportedly crashed into the Atlantic Ocean about 2:45 Thursday.

New Jersey state police said the plane went down about 7 miles off the coast. Debris was discovered by a police marine unit around 3:30.

The plane was on its way to Atlantic City from Michigan according to the FAA.

There was no word on how many people were on board.




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