FAIRFIELD, N.J. (PIX11) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why a small plane crash landed at a New Jersey airport.
Fairfield Police received a call Monday evening around 6:50 p.m. that an airplane crash landed on the airport runway at Essex County Airport.
The initial investigation indicates that a single engine Cesna Model 172 airplane attempted to land but veered off the runway.
The plane then struck a snow bank and flipped over.
Chaim Masri, 46, of Brooklyn who was flying the plane received a minor injury to his leg. Masri declined medical attention.
Officials are up-righting the plane and securing it at the airport pending an investigation by the FAA.