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Small plane crashes in wooded area in New Jersey; no word on injuries

Posted: 1:54 PM, Sep 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-24 16:38:43-04

MANVILLE, N.J. — A small plane crashed in a wooded area in central New Jersey on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The single-engine plane, which was inbound to Central Jersey Regional Airport in Hillsborough Township, collided with trees and caught fire around 12:15 p.m., a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said.

It was entangled in the trees along the Millstone River in Manville when police arrived, officials said.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the plane’s engine stalled while the pilot attempted to land at the Central Jersey Regional Airport, which is located in Hillsborough, New Jersey, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

No one on the ground was injured in the crash. Only the pilot was aboard during the crash. The pilot was safely extracted from the plane and taken to a local hospital around 4 p.m., officials said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.