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Reports: Plane had engine trouble before landing on beach

July 17, 2019

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.

Authorities say one person onboard the aircraft was evaluated by paramedics and released.

Police spokeswoman Ashley Miller says the Maryland State Police will investigate.

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