2 dead after plane crashes in residential NJ neighborhood, authorities say
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Two people were killed Sunday afternoon when a small plane crashed in a residential neighborhood in Hunterdon County.
According to NJ State Police Trooper Alejandro Goez, the crash occurred just after noon near Sky Manor Airport. Police say a small aircraft crashed, killing two people aboard the plane.
"The aircraft crashed approximately one half mile southwest of the runway at Sky Manor Airport. The aircraft was recovered in a residential neighborhood at the intersection of Sky Manor Road and Oak Summit Road," Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III said.
The prosecutor said there was no damage reported to any residential property. The pilot and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, he said.
According to the prosecutor, a 911 call was received by Hunterdon County Communications at about 12:29 p.m. The NJ State Police Crime Scene Unit and detectives from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office responded to investigate the crash, police said.
The prosecutor said Sunday night that the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are conducting a crash investigation.
“Our condolences go out to the families of the victims. The names of the victims will be released pending the notification of the next of kin," Kearns said. "I commend the quick response of our first responders and their continued service to our community.”
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