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State police: Pilot’s body recovered from small plane crash

March 16, 2018

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Maryland state police have confirmed that multiagency teams have recovered the body of the pilot of a small plane that crashed into coastal waters.

A Friday state police statement says pilot Marcson Ngwa’s body was recovered from a “severely deteriorated airplane” located in an underwater debris field.

The 28-year-old Windsor Mill man’s body was found some 5 miles away from where rescuers first spotted an oil slick in waters off Ocean City.

The U.S. Coast Guard has said the single-engine Cessna 172S was carrying two people when it took off from Martin State Airport on Feb. 28. They have identified the pair as Ngwa and Banica Richard Robinson.

Robinson has not been found. Search and rescue operations concluded March 10.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

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