MANVILLE, N.J. (CBS/AP) — Authorities say a small plane crashed in a wooded area in central New Jersey and came to rest high in a tree. The plane went down around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in Manville, not far from Central Jersey Regional Airport in neighboring Hillsborough.
The pilot was the only person aboard the plane, he was uninjured and was rescued from the crash, he is reportedly expected to be OK.READ MORE: 3 Sharon Hill Police Officers Fired After Being Charged In Shooting Death Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
No one on the ground was hurt in the crash, which occurred in a remote area of Somerset County. Officials say the plane was caught in trees about 75 feet off the ground.READ MORE: 74-Year-Old Woman Killed In Medford House Fire
A preliminary investigation revealed that the plane’s engine stalled while the pilot attempted to land at the Central Jersey Regional Airport which is located in Hillsborough, New Jersey.
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