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Ocean City Plane Crash Still Under Investigation

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Roses were strewn along the beach for the two Ocean City police officers who died in a plane crash.
Roses were strewn along the beach for the two Ocean City police officers who died in a plane crash.

Investigators are still trying to figure out why a small plane carrying two off-duty police officers crashed off the coast of Ocean City last month.

The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report says the plane appeared intact as it hit the ocean on June 30, but was found fractured 30 feet below the surface.

The report states that divers found the small military-style plane together on the ocean floor, but the left wing was lost during recovery. The NTSB says investigators hope to salvage video from a camera in the rear cockpit to help determine exactly what went wrong in the crash that claimed the lives of pilot Thomas Geohegan Jr., 43, and his passenger, Joshua Adickes, 27, of Berlin, Md.

Both victims were members of the Ocean City Police Department and were laid to rest last week in separate services.

A second report will be released when the investigation is complete. A final report will include findings and a probable cause for the crash.


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