Plane skids off runway in New Jersey

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — A plane skidded off the runway at the Trenton-Robbinsville Airport on Thursday afternoon, FAA officials said.

The Piper Pa-12 went into a wooded area around 1:30 p.m., an FAA spokesperson said. Only the pilot was on board at the time.

The pilot, 79, was observed to have minor facial injuries, according to Robbinsville Township police. He was taken to Regional Medical Center in Trenton. His name has not been released. The plane is reportedly registered to an owner in Seattle.

Police say it was determined that the pilot lost control while attempting to land.

Hamilton Hazmat responded to the scene to assist with a minor fuel spill.

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