Small Plane Crash in New Jersey Leaves Multiple Homes on Fire

October 29, 2019 - 8:39 am
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(WCBS 880) -- A small plane crashed into the roof of a New Jersey home, sparking a fire that has damaged at least three homes.

A single-engine Cessna 414 crashed into a home at 84 Berkley Ave. just minutes before 11 a.m. Tuesday. 

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The house became fully engulfed in flames. Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac said no one was inside the home at the time of the crash.

A woman in a neighboring home, that also sustained damage, managed to escape without harm.

McCormac said the pilot was the only person onboard the aircraft.

“We don’t believe any civilians on the ground were impacted by the crash – although the pilot – who knows, nobody knows for sure yet, nobody's gotten close to the plane —miracles can happen," McCormac said.

The plane was flying from Virginia to Linden.

Gas has been turned off to four homes in the surrounding area. PSE&G has also turned off power to 400 homes in the area as a precaution.

The FAA is enroute to the scene.

The National Transportation Safety Board also will investigate the cause of the crash.

Stay with WCBS 880 for more on this developing story...

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