By CBS3 Staff

CAPE MAY, N.J. (CBS) — Officials have identified a pilot in a plane crash in Cape May Point on Wednesday. Authorities say the pilot was 58-year-old Lawrence Klimek of Howell, New Jersey.

Authorities continue to work to recover the plane and the pilot form the ocean.

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The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the FAA and The National Transportation Safety Board.

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The FAA says a Mooney M20J aircraft crashed into the ocean approximately 1,200 feet from the Cape May Lighthouse. The plane is submerged in 18 feet of water.

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According to the FAA, only the pilot was on board. The plane departed from Trenton-Robbinsville Airport at 8 a.m.