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Plane crashes into water off New Jersey coast-Unfounded
« on: June 18, 2021, 08:07:03 AM »
Original Story

An aircraft plummeted into the waters of Long Beach Island, New Jersey, on Thursday afternoon, officials confirmed.he plane was carrying at least three people and landed 1 mile from the coastline, according to NBC New York, which cited information from local law enforcement.

The Coast Guard's Mid-Atlantic branch confirmed the development.

"We have received a report of a plane crash off Long Beach Island, NJ. Coast Guard has diverted a helo from Air Station Atlantic City and crews from Station Atlantic City and Station Barnegat Light," the branch tweeted. "Updates to follow."

Follow Up Story:

Reports that a plane traveling over New Jersey was down near Long Beach Island late Thursday morning are unfounded, according to local news outlets.
Ocean County Sheriff's Office officials confirmed to WPVI-TV that reports that a plane, possibly a small glider, had gone down in the area around 11:30 a.m. near Beach Haven's East 26th Street beach were unfounded. An earlier report said a plane carrying up to three people had gone down approximately 1 mile into the Atlantic Ocean.

The scare prompted responses from state and local law enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard's Mid-Atlantic district tweeted just before 12:30 p.m. that it had "received a report of a plane crash" and had diverted a helicopter and crews.

A spokesperson for the Long Beach Township Police Department did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for information. A spokesperson for the Ocean County Sheriff's Office would not comment.
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