Plane Crashes Down in South Jersey Airport [UPDATE]
Just before 3pm on this Wednesday afternoon, two people were injured as a plane crashed down in South Jersey.
The Press of Atlantic City reports that the plane (pictured) is a Beechcraft Baron twin-engine with two passengers on board. The plane crashed at Millville Airport, and the injuries of the two passengers have not been revealed as of yet.
One victim was taken to Cooper University Hospital, the other to Atlantic City Regional Medical Center. One victim is in critical but stable condition, while the condition of the other victim is unclear.
The plane is believed to be registered to Ronald E. Lecates of Gloucester County. 6ABC Action News has reported that the owner of the airplane was taking a flying lesson when the crash happened.
Millville police and firefighters are on the scene, but no fire has seemed to break out. Arlene Salac, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said plane was attempting to land at 2:45 p.m. when the crash occurred.
According to Jim Salmon, public information officer for the Delaware River and Bay Authority, which oversees the airport, the plane bounce several times on landing, veered off the runaway, bounced several times, traveling 600 feet through grass until it flipped over.
SoJO will have more details as they become available.