WASHINGTON TWP., N.J. (CBS) — Authorities say one person is dead after a Navion-A aircraft has crashed in a New Jersey state park.
The plane went down around 11 a.m. The United States Coast Guard helicopter located the downed plane in a marshy area in the Bass River State Forest after a search.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: DA Larry Krasner To Announce Launch Of Collaborative Response To Gun Violence In West, Southwest Philadelphia
State Police have identified the victim as 75-year-old William Lindley from Beachwood, New Jersey.READ MORE: SEPTA Union Unanimously Approves Strike If Deal Isn't Reached
Officials say the two passenger aircraft departed Salisbury, Maryland on Saturday en route to Ocean County Airport. The plane did not arrive as scheduled Saturday night and attempts to communicate with the pilot had been unsuccessful. The pilot’s cellphone was tracked and Tuckerton Station personnel were advised of the possible location of the plane.
The FAA and NTSB are now investigating what caused the crash.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery Rebranded As The Bellwether District