Sunday, May 01, 2022

Cessna 172N, N737LY: Accident occurred May 01, 2022 at Ocean County Airport (KMJX), Toms River, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Aircraft crashed into the perimeter fence after engine issues and caught on fire.

Date: 01-MAY-22
Time: 22:20:00Z
Regis#: N737LY
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

A small plane crashed Sunday afternoon into a fence alongside County Route 530 at Ocean County Airport in Berkeley. 

"Nobody was injured. Everybody got out ok," said Berkeley Police Sgt. Taylor Butler. 

A pilot and flight instructor, who were not identified, were inside the plane when it crashed, he said. 

The Ocean County Sheriff's Department is leading the investigation due to the proximity of the crash to County Route 530.

We have a confirmed plane crash at Robert J. Miller Air Park in Berkeley Township with a fuel spill.

Emergency responders are on the scene. 

It appears the pilot and any passengers were able to vacate the plane. 

It is unknown if there are injuries at this time. 


  1. I live at Pine Ridge and we saw the plane circling but had no idea they crashed thank God they did not get hurt

  2. appears wing tank breached, and possible a small grass fire was extinguished.

  3. In contrast to the Red Bull 182 crash, the pilot was inside this airplane when it crashed according to the Police Sgt.

    1. LOL well we won't be seeing any Red Bull aerial daredevil stunts again any time soon, that can be assured. RB is lucky the FAA doesn't ban their sponsorship for anything aviation related like air racing or warbird support (so far anyway, and knowing the FAA these days, they may already have that on the table of discussion).

  4. This type of survived accident with energy dissipated by deforming metal is a reminder that traditional aluminum structure and skin aircraft have an occupant protection advantage over rigid composite designs. Progressive energy dissipation by metal deformation vs. minimal energy dissipation available in composite designs can be the difference that saves a life in moderate severity crashes.