Authorities have released the name of a Maryland woman killed in a small plane crash in southern New Jersey.

Scene of plane crash in Hamilton near Atlantic City Int. Airport (CBS Philly)

But National Transportation Safety Board investigators are still trying to determine what caused Friday night's crash in Hamilton Township.

Morgan Smith, a 28-year-old Lexington Park resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other Maryland residents on board the Navion-G single-engine aircraft were injured.

Authorities say the pilot, 45-year-old Peter Kosogorin of Tall Timbers, and another passenger, 23-year-old Cheyne Austin of Lexington Park, remained hospitalized Monday. But 23-year-old Alec Lewis of California was treated for undisclosed injuries and was released.

The plane was approaching Atlantic City International Airport when the pilot reported engine problems. The plane crashed a short time later in a wooded lot on Paddock Street in Hamilton.

One person was killed and another on board was injured and had to be freed by rescue crews. Two others apparently escaped injury and were able to walk away on their own.

NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson tells The Press of Atlantic City all the wreckage and components will be removed so investigators can study it.

 

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