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Salvage Crew Recovers O.C. Plane Wreckage

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A recovery crew on Thursday hauls pieces of the plane that crashed into the water off of Ocean City last Sunday afternoon. (Photo: WBOC) A recovery crew on Thursday hauls pieces of the plane that crashed into the water off of Ocean City last Sunday afternoon. (Photo: WBOC)

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Crews have removed the wreckage of a plane that crashed this week in the waters off Ocean City, killing two off-duty police officers.

Salvage company, Anglin Aircraft Recovery, handled the recovery of the plane wreckage Thursday about a quarter-mile offshore. Every piece of the severely damaged plane recovered from the water was loaded onto a boat, transferred to a flatbed truck, and then taken to the Ocean City Municipal Airport. The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will then inspect the wreckage as part of their year-long investigation into the crash.

"We've been charged with determining a probable cause," said NTSB investigator Brian Raynor. "I need to put enough evidence together to present to the board, for the board to make a determination of probable cause."

The small plane crashed into the ocean Sunday after taking off from the Ocean City Municipal Airport. Witnesses told police the aircraft spun out of control before making a nose-dive crash into the ocean.

Killed were 27-year-old Joshua D. Adickes and 43-year-old Thomas J. Geoghegan Jr., both off-duty Ocean City police officers.

Their bodies were recovered Monday, but rough waters and zero visibility forced a delay in the plane's recovery. 

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