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Small plane crashes in Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH (AP) — A small plane has crashed in Somerset County short of a runway at Central Jersey Regional Airport.

 

Police respond to a small plane crash in Hillsborough
Police respond to a small plane crash in Hillsborough (Anthony Quintano @AnthonyQuintano via Twitter)

The FAA says the single-engine amateur-built Auriga aircraft plane came down in a yard off Sunnymeade Road in Hillsborough while it was trying to land at the Central Jersey Regional Airport in Manville Wednesday.

The plane is registered to Victor Holmlund of Hillsborough, who was injured and flown to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick according to ABC 7, which reports the 73-year-old is in fair condition.

“We do not know how many people were on board. The FAA is responding,” FAA spokesman Jim Peters told the Patch of Hillsborough. “We will update this statement when additional information becomes available.

There’s no word on the condition of the pilot.

Video from WABC-TV shows the wreckage of the plane upside down in a field with extensive damage, but with its fuselage mostly intact. The plane landed next to a patch of trees separated from the runway by railroad tracks.

 

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