Federal Aviation Administration

Single-engine plane crashes into ocean off New Jersey coast

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says the plane departed from Gaylord, Michigan, earlier Thursday and was headed to Atlantic City International Airport.

The FAA says the Mooney M20 crashed at around 2:45 p.m. A Coast Guard spokesman says a debris field has been found 17 miles off the coast of Atlantic City.

The Coast Guard is searching for the plane, along with boat crews and a helicopter crew.