Saturday, August 4, 2018

Bellanca 7GCAA Citabria, N87000: Incident occurred August 04, 2018 at Lakewood Airport (N12), Ocean County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

Landed short of runway.

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Date: 04-AUG-18
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N87000
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 7GCAA
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

LAKEWOOD - A banner towing aircraft crashed on a runway at Lakewood Township Airport on Saturday afternoon, according to police Lt. William Butterworth. 

The pilot, who was the only person aboard the aircraft, was injured in the crash, which was reported to police at 12:48 p.m., according to Butterworth. The airport is at 1900 Cedar Bridge Ave.

Township police requested a response to the scene from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Airport officials on the scene said they were unaware of what happened but that authorities were not allowing anyone but emergency personnel and investigators access to the airport tarmac and runway on Saturday. 

The airport is located off Cedar Bridge Avenue in Lakewood's industrial park near the Garden State Parkway, and offers services for general aviation, flying lessons, sightseeing, banner towing, flying clubs and the civil air patrol.

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A small plane crashed into the trees short of the runway Sunday at a New Jersey airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said. 

The Bellanca 7GCAA Citabria was trying to land at Lakewood Township Airport at 1 p.m. when it crashed into the trees, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. 

There was only one occupant inside the plane, the Lakewood Police Department said. 

The occupant's injuries don't appear to be life-threatening, according to police.

Police and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating. 

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