ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Authorities say a single-engine plane has crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Atlantic City and the Coast Guard is in a search and rescue mode.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane departed from Gaylord, Michigan, Thursday, and was headed to Atlantic City International Airport.

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The FAA says the Mooney M20 reportedly crashed around 2:45 p.m. and a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said a debris field has been found 17 miles off the coast of Atlantic City.

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Public Affairs Chief Nick Ameen says the Coast Guard is in an active search and rescue mode with multiple boat crews and a helicopter crew.

There were no details immediately available on the condition of anyone aboard the plane.

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