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Plane crashes into water off New Jersey coast

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 6/17/2021 Jake Dima
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An aircraft plummeted into the waters of Long Beach Island, New Jersey, on Thursday afternoon, officials confirmed.

The 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."

Video captured by a beachgoer appeared to capture rescue efforts for the plane.

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Tags: News, New Jersey, Plane Crashes, Air Travel, Coast Guard, Police, Law Enforcement

Original Author: Jake Dima

Original Location: Plane crashes into water off New Jersey coast

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