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Small plane crashes into the water near busy Maryland beach

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Phil Davis
The Baltimore Sun

A small plane was forced to crash-land in shallow water along the beach in Ocean City on Tuesday after it experienced an engine failure.

Maryland State Police wrote on Twitter at about 8:30 p.m. that a single engine Cessna 172RG owned by Trevor Deihl, 23, of Reedville, Va., crash-landed in the water near 21st Street while Deihl was flying from Virginia to the Ocean City airport.

The plane appeared to have been experiencing mechanical problems, according to Ocean City police.

Police wrote that Deihl was able to glide the plane onto the water and, while it was a crash-landing, nobody was injured.

Deihl spoke with investigators at the scene.

Federal aviation officials have been notified and the investigation is ongoing, police wrote.

Baltimore Sun reporter Lillian Reed contributed to this article.

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