Search for Pilot Who Illegally Landed Plane on Secured Coast Guard Beach in Cape May Continues

Personnel from Training Center Cape May are searching for the pilot of a plane that illegally landed on a secured Coast Guard beach, Sunday.

Officials say multiple agencies responded to the aircraft landing, including the Coast Guard Fire Department, Cape May County Police Department, the Cape May County Sheriff's K-9 Unit, the Coast Guard Police Department and Coast Guard Investigative Services.

Coast Guard watchstanders became aware of the incident at 7:52 p.m., after the plane was seen landing on the beach by closed circuit cameras. The Cape May County Police Department and Coast Guard Police Department responded at approximately 8:10 p.m.

All units are currently still searching for the missing pilot.

The Coast Guard Training Center is currently in a heightened security posture until the incident is resolved.

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