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.
State Police have identified the victim as 75-year-old William Lindley from Beachwood, New Jersey.
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.