Body recovered of missing pilot and international online entrepreneur Marcson Ngwa in a plane crash near Ocean City; passenger Benica Mesha Richards-Robinson still missing
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OCEAN CITY, MD. – The body one person on a plane that crashed has been recovered, while family and friends mourn the loss of the Baltimore woman who is believed to have also perished in the icy waters of the Atlantic as vicious Northeasters hampered search and recovery efforts.
The Bermuda Triangle is loosely defined as including much of the Atlantic Ocean, even larger than the area from San Juan to Miami and over to Bermuda.
Maryland State Police report that their agency and Coast Guard underwater recovery teams have concluded their operations in the Atlantic Ocean near Ocean City following a fatal plane crash there on March 1, 2018, after recovering the body of the pilot and never finding the body of a possible passenger.
The multiple underwater recovery operations conducted resulted in the recovery of the pilot Marcson Ngwa, 28, of Windsor Mill, MD. Ngwa was the only body recovered from the plane crash.
Based on information received state police investigators believe there may have been a second passenger on board. The alleged passenger is identified as Benica Mesha Richards-Robinson, 28, of Gwynn Oak, Md. Richards-Robinson has been reported as a missing person through the Maryland State Police Golden Ring Barrack.
Richards-Robinson’s husband, Alvin Robinson, who uses the name “Humbal Miles,” posted on his Facebook page, “I’m so grateful for Wjz13 listening and taking me seriously when others didn’t and helping to shed light on the situation.”
Robinson told WJZ TV that he was convinced his wife was alive in the ocean a week after the crash fighting for her life and that he and friends planned to go to Ocean City to hunt for her on land.
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“Alvin opened up to WJZ one week after his wife, 27-year-old Benica Robinson, was on a small plane that crashed off the Eastern Shore.
“I’m tired of feeling helpless,” he added.
The family is desperate for answers after Benica and her friend took off from the Martin State Airport in a small Cessna last Wednesday.
An oil slick was spotted off the coast of Assateague Island, and a debris field was found as divers found the body of the pilot. It began to start getting possibilities that she’s still alive.
“She’s still out there fighting. She’s out there cold. She’s alone,” Alvin said.
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Hypothermia would make it impossible for a person to survive in as little as fifteen minutes with perhaps a maximum of one hour before succumbing to the cold water.
In addition to making a plea on television news about how he was going to launch a search party on land for his missing wife who crashed five miles offshore in the ocean, Alvin Robinson has made a plea to his friends on Facebook to send him cash to buy supplies to use, presumably in the search.
“Still waiting on word from Police but my brothers and I are takin it upon ourselves to help search if there is any of our friends and Family that want to help plz let us know we are open to prayers, suggestions, tips, physical bodies searching an monetary donations for supplies I have a link attached for that thank you we will be heading out in the morning peace and love ❤ to all.”
On March 1, 2018, at approximately 10:15 a.m., federal officials notified the Maryland State Police Special Operations Division that an aircraft believed to be a single-engine, the four-passenger plane left Martin State Airport the previous night en route to Ocean City and had not yet returned. The investigation indicated that at least two people were on board the plane. It was determined the aircraft was not at the Ocean City Airport.
A search of the area near the Ocean City Airport was initiated the morning of March 1. The crew of Maryland State Police Aviation Command Trooper 4 and Civil Air Patrol personnel located what was described as an oil slick in the ocean, about 1.5 miles from the Ocean City Airport.
Rescue personnel focused their search on that area at the time. Although the aircraft was not located then, Natural Resources Police officers in the water near the oil slick recovered debris believed to be associated with an airplane.
Search efforts continued throughout the day. Just before 5 p.m. on March 1, Maryland State Police, Natural Resources Police and the U.S Coast Guard conducted side-scanning sonar operations in an underwater debris field. The debris field was located approximately 5 miles from the initial oil slick in the Atlantic Ocean.
Rescue personnel located a severely deteriorated airplane and the body of one of the occupants of the plane, later identified as Ngwa. He was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
Search efforts were suspended shortly before 6 p.m. that evening, due to the impending storm and rough seas. Dive teams resumed searching for other passengers once the impending storm passed and the ocean conditions permitted.
On March 8, 2018, a search and rescue operation resumed and continued through March 10, 2018. The joint rescue operation included the Maryland State Police, U.S Coast Guard, Natural Resources Police and The Ocean City Fire Department.
Throughout those three days, the team used side-scan sonar to identify areas of interest. The team searched and cleared the plane wreckage methodically, resulting in all parts of the plane being located. There were no other passengers recovered during the search mission, which concluded on March 10, 2018.
Anyone with additional information regarding Richards-Robinson is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Forrester of the Golden Ring Barrack at (410) 780-2700. The missing person’s report is an ongoing investigation.
The Maryland State Police spokesman Sgt. DaVauhn Parker said that the agency will not speculate on the cause of the crash. The cause of the crash is still under investigation and will be determined by federal authorities.
The plane overshot Ocean City by about five miles, according to police. The cause could have been pilot error in losing his way or not being familiar with night flying. The FAA and NTSB typically issue a report on the cause of the crash, if one can be determined, in about a year.
Ngwa posted on his Facebook page that he was an international online entrepreneur and had visited 23 nations in a mission to spread wealth acquisition and education as the antidote to poverty.
On his alter-ego Facebook page, PRINCE MARCSON NGWA, he posted this message:
This will blow your mind. We are about to have a lunch
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The day before Marcson Ngwa took off from Glen Martin State Airport, he posted this message to his followers on his personal Facebook page:
***TODAY’S MOTIVATION ***
“Success will never lower its standards to accommodate you. You have to raise your standards to achieve it. God provides food for every bird but not in its nest. Rise up to the challenges ahead of you and conquer your fears” – Nelson Mandela
Ngwa described himself as a “young, motivated, energetic & committed entrepreneur and aviator. He’s a Go-getter.”
On Feb. 27, 2018, Ngwa posted this message:
*** TODAY’S MOTIVATION ***
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, non but ourselves can free our mind…”
Point of correction, people always say, slaves were taken from Africa. That is NOT TRUE!!! PEOPLE were taken from Africa and made slaves.
The funny thing is even the Africans, and African Americans keep saying, slaves were taken from Africa. #BlackHistoryMonth #MarcsonSaid