Small Plane Crashes In New Jersey

Small Plane Crashes In New Jersey


NEWS AT 6:30 TONIGHT. IN THE MEANTIME ONTO SOME LOCAL NEWS. A DEVELOPING STORY HAPPENING IN CENTRAL NEW JERSEY NOW. A SMALL PLANE PLUNGES OUT OF THE SKY. THE PILOT SURVIVED BUT GOT STUCK IN SOME TREES. IT’S 70′ UP IN THE AIR. NOW WITH THE STORY ME MANFIELD. WE HAVE SUCCESS THAT PILOT WAS ESCORTED OUT OF THE PLANE AROUND 4:00. THAT’S MORE THAN 4 HOURS AFTER THIS CRASH. WE’RE TOLD A LOCAL TREE COMPANY CAME TO THE RESCUE WITH A BUCKET TRUCK TO HELP HIM DOWN. NOW THE COMMOTION BEHIND ME JUST OFF MAIN STREET HAS CLEARED BUT THAT SMALL ENGINE PLANE REMAINS UP IN THE TREES. 738 FIRE RESPOND HILLSBORO TOWNSHIP TO THE REGIONAL AIRPORT. 1034 MILL SUMMERMAN ROAD FOR A REPORTED AIRCRAFT CRASH INTO THE TREES THERE WHILE LANDING. THE CALL CAME IN AROUND NOON. ON THE RUNWAY. IN HILLSBORO. AND CRASHED INTO THE WOODS. SUSPENDED IN THE TREES, 70′ UP. NEXT TO THE MILLSTONE RIVER . CBS 2 DRONE FOOTAGE SHOWS THE AIRCRAFT ENTANGLED IN THE BRANCHES. THIS AIRPORT WORKER SAYS HE KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG WHEN… I SAW THE PLANE APPROACHING THE RUNWAY AND IT WAS COMING OVER THE TREES AND THEN I SEEN THE PLANE DISAPPEAR. PAUL RICHARDS WORKED IN THE AREA AND WHY ANOTHER PLANE WAS SET TO LAND CIRCLING UP ABOVE. WE REALIZE HE WAS CIRCLING OVER AND SEEING THE CRASH. POLICE SAY THE PILOT IS A 33- YEAR-OLD MAN FROM SOMERSET COUNTY WHO HAD RENTED THE PLANE. OUT OF THE HILLSBORO AIRPORT. MECHANICAL FAILURE. THE ENGINE DIED. HE ENDED UP IN THE TREES. THE PILOT TOLD RESPONDERS HE WAS NOT INJURED. SPECIALLY SKILLED CLIMBERS WERE PUT IN CHARGE OF THE JOB. CHOPPER TWO WAS OVERHEAD WHEN RESCUE CREWS REACHED THE PLANE AND ESCORTED THE PILOT TO SAFETY. HE WAS LOWERED TO THE GROUND AND TOLD POLICE HE WAS NOT INJURED BUT WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR OBSERVATION. THE PLANE WILL REMAIN UNDER POLICE SUPERVISION OVERNIGHT. WE’RE TOLD THE FAA WILL BE HERE TOMORROW. THERE WAS SOME CONCERNS ABOUT FUEL LEAKING. AUTHORITIES ENSURE THAT THE PLANE IS NOT — THERE IS NO RISK OF THE PLANE CATCHING ON FIRE OR BLOWING UP.

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