Search is On for Possible Plane Crash in Waters of Tangier Sound - Southern Maryland Headline News

Search is On for Possible Plane Crash in Waters of Tangier Sound


WENONA, Md. (January 21, 2012)—The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is coordinating a search for a possible plane crash in the waters of Tangier Sound. NRP was contacted by a resident of Wenona who heard what she though was a plane crash into the waters of Tangier Sound. At approximately 5:45 pm, a resident of Wenona was standing outside heard her house and heard a plane crash into the water. The resident then called a NRP Officer to report the incident.

Units from NRP, Coast Guard, and fire companies are searching the waters of Tangier Sound for evidence of the plane crash. The assisting fire companies include Fairmont, Mt. Vernon, Deale Island, Allen, Westside, Ocean City and Princess Anne.

Low visibility prevented aviation from assisting with the search. The investigation into the plane crash is being handled by Maryland State Police.

Source: Maryland Natural Resources Police

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