Small plane overshoots runway, goes into Ocean City marsh
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Officials say a small plan overshot the runway and went into a New Jersey marsh.
Atlantic County officials say the Cessna 140 was trying to land at Ocean City Municipal Airport before 10 a.m. Sunday.
“All of a sudden, I saw the ambulance and the fire trucks come in and I knew something happened,” said Helen Peters.
Peters lives right behind the runway and saw panic along with the resonse rush in with a pilot and a second person on board the crashed plane.
“Did you hear a bang? Did you hear any noise?” asked FOX 29’s Dave Kinchen.
“No, no, nothing. It just worried me about the men on the plane.” Peters replied.
“Of course, it’s always the unexpected that’s the surprise,” said Jim Barber.
While it looks like a straight nose-dive, Ocean City Police say the plane rolled into the marsh during landing.
County officials say there were no injuries to either of the two people on board.
"You ever stick your feet in that thick bay mud?" Ocean City police asked in a Facebook post. "Well this is what happens when you roll your small single-engine Cessna into it."
“I don’t know whether it was wind or what, but you hate to see a plane go over on its nose, especially with people in it,” Barber added.
Earlier in June, a witness captured another plane in distress in Ocean City. That plane performed an emergency landing on the beach, nearly tipping over. No injuries there, either.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.