OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say the pilot of a small plane told them he was experiencing engine trouble before he made an emergency landing in the shallow ocean waters of a Maryland beach.
News outlets quote Ocean City police as saying in a news release that 23-year-old Trevor H. Deihl took off in his Cessna plane from Reedville, Virginia, on Tuesday for a flight to the Ocean City Airport.
Police say Deihl told them he was about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from shore when he began experiencing engine trouble and glided toward the shallow water for an emergency landing.
one person onboard the aircraft was evaluated by paramedics and released.
This evening at approximately 6:19 pm, an OCPD observed a small plane make an emergency landing into shallow waters of the ocean in the area of 21st and the beach. There was 1 occupant of the aircraft who was evaluated by OC Paramedics & released.— Ocean City PD (@OCPDMDInfo) July 16, 2019
Police spokeswoman Ashley Miller says the Maryland State Police will investigate.
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