UPDATED: Search ends for passengers of Ocean City plane crash


UPDATED 3/16: Maryland State Police abandoning their search for victims in a plane crash in the Atlantic off Ocean City. Police began their search after being notified of the plane crash March 1st. They found an oil slick about a mile and a half off the coast, and a 5 mile debris field underwater. Dive teams were able to recover one body, identified as the pilot Marcson Ngwa of Windsor Mill, MD, before the search was suspended due to an incoming noreaster. Dive teams were able to resume operations March 8th and concluded two days later. Police believe there may have been a second passenger on the plane,  Benica Richards-Robinson of Gwynn Oak, MD. However, her body was not recovered. There is an open and active missing persons report for Richards-Robinson. Police ask anyone with information about her whereabouts to contact state police.


Search and rescue teams recovering one body in the water off of Ocean City Thursday evening, after a plane crash. The single engine 4 seater flew out of Martin State Airport in Baltimore the night before, but never made it to Ocean City. Search and rescue operations found an oil slick in the Atlantic Ocean and mile and a half debris field underwater.

Divers recovering the body one man, thought to be the pilot, before operations were called off due to the impending nor’easter. Officials say Dive teams will resume their search for the remaining passengers as soon as ocean conditions allow it.