New Jersey State Police search for possible downed aircraft

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

TUCKERTON, N.J. (WPVI) -- The New Jersey State Police are searching for a possible downed aircraft in Ocean County.

Troops from the Tuckerton Station responded to the Bass River State Forest shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the two passenger aircraft departed Salisbury, Maryland Saturday en route to Ocean County Airport.

The plane did not arrive as scheduled Saturday night and attempts to communicate with the pilot were unsuccessful, officials say.

The pilot's cellphone was tracked and troopers from the Tuckerton Station were advised of the possible location of the plane.

The New Jersey State Police Aviation and Urban Search and Rescue Units are searching the area.

No further information is available at this time.