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NTSB: Plane That Crashed in Maryland Was Destroyed on Impact

Posted: Mar 18, 2018 8:41 PM Updated:
(Photo credit: MGN) (Photo credit: MGN)

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP/WBOC)- A preliminary report on a deadly plane crash last month off coastal Maryland has determined the Cessna 172S was destroyed on impact after hitting the water.

The report issued Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board noted other details leading up to the Feb. 28 crash off Assateague Island, but investigators are still piecing together what caused the plane with two passengers to crash.

The NTSB report said the plane left from Martin State Airport in Baltimore. Preliminary radar data shows the plane descended from 2,000 feet to 700 feet before radar coverage was lost.

Rescue personnel found the plane and the body of one person, identified as Marcson Ngwa. Benica Mesha Richards-Robinson, of Gwynn Oak, Maryland, who is believed to have been the plane's passenger, is still missing.

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