By CBS3 Staff

VINELAND, N.J. (CBS) — A 64-year-old Vineland man is dead following the crash of an Ultralight aircraft near his home. Officials say the aircraft took off from a private residence near Union Road in Vineland, New Jersey.

It went down just before 1 p.m. in a wooded area near Tuckahoe Road and Harding Highway.

Franklin Township police say pilot Gerard Asselta was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office is handling the investigation.

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