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Small Plane Crashes in Franklin Township Hunterdon County

Franklin Township (Somerset)

Federal Officials are investigating a crashed in Franklin causing serious injuries late last night.

According to a statement posted the Facebook page of the Quakertown Fire department, at around 10:33 pm, Quakertown Fire Company units, as well as Paramedics from Hunterdon Medical Center and (North Hunterdon Mutual Aid Group staffed Squad out of High Bridge), were dispatched to the 400 Block of Pittstown Road for a small plane crash with fire.

The statement said Franklin Township Police were on the scene within a minute advising of three seriously injured patients with an active fire.

Emergency responders arrived and began patient care as well firefighters who deployed a foam line to attack the fire. QFC Ambulance 91-51, Squad 51, Car 91-2 and Tender 91-2 arrived quickly behind with extra water and Fire/EMS personnel to assist in fire suppression and patient care.

An additional ambulance from Clinton First Aid and Rescue Squad and HMC Paramedics responded to assist, and all three patients were transported to nearby Sky Manor Airport for air medevac to Trauma Centers in Morristown NJ (Morristown Medical Center) and Fountain Hill, PA (St Lukes Hospital).

Engine 91 was detailed to Sky Manor to handle the landing zones for NJSP Northstar and Atlantic Air One.

Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management assisted on scene with Incident Command which was assumed by QFC Chief Patkochis.

Fire officials said this was a challenging scene that was handled well by all responding units as well as the Hunterdon County Communications Center.

The crash is under investigation by the NTSB and the FAA.