Sunday, September 25, 2016

Mooney M20J: Fatal accident occurred September 25, 2016 at Sky Manor Airport (N40), Pittstown, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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ALEXANDRIA — Two people died in a plane crash at Sky Manor Airport, police said.

The crash took place at 12:32 p.m., said New Jersey State Police Trooper Alejandro Goez.

New Jersey State Police troopers patrol Alexandria and responded to the crash. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The Federal Aviation Administration identified the plane as a Mooney M20 that crashed into a field near the airport.

Alexia Hughes, a Bucks County, Pa., resident, said she was part of a large crowd watching planes take off and land outside the Sky Cafe restaurant at the airport. They saw a small plane try to land and come in too fast.

"Instead of aborting landing, he continued to try to land and ran out of runway," she said.

The plane then pulled up, barely clearing trees at the end of the runway, Hughes said. It tilted up and to the left before losing lift and crashing.

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