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Pilot Escapes Crashed, Burning Plane in New Jersey

Old Bridge

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating the cause of a plane crash in Middlesex County this afternoon. 

According to a statement released but the Federal Aviation Administration, at 4:46 p.m today, Old Bridge Police received a call of a plane on fire at Old Bridge Airport.  

Upon arrival, the FAA said it was determined that a Cessna Skyhawk II crashed while attempting to land.  

According to federal officials, the plane came to rest off the runway, where it was engulfed in flames.  

The pilot was able to escape with only minor cuts and bruises.

FAA officials said the pilot was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital to be checked out.

FCC officials have not confirmed any other injuries or if any passengers were on board the plane at this time. 

There were no other occupants of the plane. Responding was South Old Bridge Fire Co, Old Bridge OEM, Middlesex Co. Haz-Mat Unit. Old Bridge First Aid and Robert's illegal Vol. Fire Co.  NJ ROIC, NJ State Police and the FAA were all notified.

The incident remains under investigation.