Victims of Ocean City Plane Crash Were Police Officers

OCEAN CITY, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Authorities have identified the two bodies recovered from a small plane that crashed into the ocean off Ocean City.

The victims have been identified as Thomas J. Geoghegan Jr., 43, of Ocean City, Md., and Joshua D. Adickes, 27, of Berlin, Md.

Both men were police officers with the Ocean City Police Department.

The Maryland State Police were able to remove the bodies from the water after suspending the search early Monday afternoon due to dangerous conditions.

Troopers say the wreckage is in about 30 feet of water.

Mayor Rick Meehan says witnesses told police that the aircraft spun out of control Sunday before crashing.

The plane was owned and piloted by Geoghegan, Adickes was the only passenger.

The U.S. Coast Guard says the single-engine CJ-6A took off from Ocean City Municipal Airport, but they still do now know what caused the crash or where the two were headed.

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