Police: Crashed plane apparently identified

July 6, 2008 1:35:05 PM PDT
Authorities believe they have identified the small plane that crashed into the shallow waters of the Shark River. State Police Sgt. Stephen Jones said Sunday that the wreckage appeared to match a small RV-7 plane missing out of the airport in Allaire.

But Jones said nothing had been recovered from the crash site to link it to the missing plane -- or its unaccounted for owner, Richard Jahns of Point Pleasant Beach.

Jones said Jahns was believed to be the only person on board the plane when it took off from Allaire.

A small plane crashed at about 7 p.m. Saturday near the New Jersey shore.

A phone call to a number listed for Jahns wasn't immediately returned Sunday.