Police find body of Chesapeake plane crash victim

October 3, 2011 - 9:45 AM

SMITH ISLAND, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say authorities have found the body of a 78-year-old woman who was a passenger in a single-engine airplane that crashed into the Chesapeake Bay.

Police said Monday that she is believed to be Mary Lagerquist of Sequim (SKWIM), Wash.

The plane was piloted by her 48-year-old son Lanson Ross II of Fort Washington, Md.

He told police that he swam to shore but that his mother died in the water after the plane went down late Sunday afternoon.