News Plane Crashes — 17 May 2017

A pilot suffered minor injuries Tuesday night after an aircraft crashed near a home in Ocean County, authorities said.

A Stinson 108-2 single engine plane crashed near a home on Laurel Hill Lane in Eagleswood, a spokesperson from the Federal Aviation Administration said. They responded to the scene just after 8:30 p.m. The pilot was the sole passenger.

The crash was one mile northeast of Eagles Nest Airport in West Creek, the spokesperson said.

“There was an incident after takeoff and he had to turn back,” said Peter Weidhorn, owner of the Eagles Nest Airport. “There were no injuries on the ground. He’s fine.”

The identity of the pilot was not known.

The crash on Tuesday comes a day after two crew members in a Learjet were killed near Teterboro Airport. A National Transportation Safety Board official said they would look to see if weather conditions played a role in the crash.

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Officials say a small plane crashed into a wooded area near an airport in Ocean County, New Jersey Tuesday evening.

The single-engine Stinson 108-2 aircraft slammed into the ground around 8:30 p.m. approximately one mile northeast of Eagle Nest Airport in Eagleswood, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The pilot of the plane suffered minor injuries and is expected to be all right, according to New Jersey State Police.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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