Small plane crashes in wooded area in NJ, 2 dead

New Jersey

Lights and sirens are seen atop a patrol vehicle in this file photo. (Credit: Getty Images)

LAKE KEMAH, NJ — A small plane crashed in a wooded area of a state park in New Jersey on Thursday afternoon, killing two people, Federal Aviation Administration and police officials said.

The plane crashed around 4 p.m. near Lake Kemah, officials said. An alert notice had been issued by the FAA around 3 p.m. to advise public safety agencies about a missing aircraft. The flight had left Essex County Airport in Caldwell, N.J. for Sussex Airport with two people on board.

Officials have not yet identified the two people who died.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured in the plane crash.

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