SURF CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A pilot survived after crashing a single-engine Cessna plane into the ocean Saturday.

It happened near Ocean Avenue in Surf City, New Jersey, around 3:30 p.m.

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Beach-goers gathered as the pilot was rescued and brought to shore.

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We’re told he was the only person on board.

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The FAA will now investigate what went wrong.