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Saturday, June 15, 2024


Small Plane Crashes in Ocean City, Pilot, Passenger Safe


By Herald Staff

OCEAN CITY — A small airplane crashed at Ocean City Municipal Airport on Friday, July 17, at 1:04 p.m., according to city police. No injuries were reported.
They reported that information was received of a plane, a single-engine 1977 Mooney, attempting to land at the Ocean City Municipal Airport, which was having electrical failure on board.
By the time emergency services arrived, the plane had landed.
During the landing the plane’s landing gear collapsed causing it to skid approximately 560 feet along the runway. The pilot, Lloyd E. Miller, of Lancaster, Pa. said that just prior to landing he had manually cranked down the landing gear.
The plane received damage to the landing gear, underside and propeller.
The plane had taken off from Plymouth, Mass. at 11 a.m. July 17. The plane lost all electrical power and communications near Groton, Conn. about 20 minutes after take off.
The pilot was able to navigate the remaining flight by manual instruments and visibility to land. After a two hour flight the plane landed here at the local municipal airport.
The initial flight plan filed by the pilot had him traveling to Ocean City. Just prior to landing the pilot was able to use his cell phone to advise local authorities of his electrical problems and emergency landing.

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