Plane Crashes In Residential New Jersey Neighborhood, Two People Die: Report


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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A pilot and passenger reportedly died Monday after the small plane they were flying crashed in Cumberland County, New Jersey.

Reports of the crash came in around 2:15 p.m., with the location site just down the road from a local private airport in a residential front yard in Upper Deerfield Township, according to ABC6. Images taken by the outlet show a severely damaged bright yellow single-engine plane, believed to be a Champion Aeronca 7AC, the outlet continued.

“The plane actually landed in front of a residence in the yard, but fortunately no one else was injured,” New Jersey State Police Sergeant Alejandro Goez said, according to ABC6, noting that “what led up to the crash, and as far as the flight plan and where they were headed” is still under investigation.

A white sheet was placed over the front of the aircraft shortly after law enforcement arrived on the scene, ABC6 noted. Family members of the deceased arrived at the crash site, with a woman screaming “my son, my son,” as another woman hugged and hunched on the ground, according to NBC10. (RELATED: Horrifying Footage Shows Small Plane Crash Into Truck Full Of People On California Highway Before Bursting Into Flames)

The identities of the deceased have yet to be released, ABC6 noted. Reports suggested both of those killed in the crash were male, according to the Courier Post.