SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – Two people reported minor injuries after a small plane crashed and overturned on a regional airport runway in Somerset County on Tuesday.
According to Nj.com, a pilot and student pilot were attempting to land a Cessna 172 at the Central Jersey Regional Airport at about 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday. The left wing of the small plane clipped a tree on its way down causing the plane to crash and overturn.
The student pilot, James E. Finley, 70, suffered minor injuries but refused treatment. The other pilot, Lorraine Denby, 73, was transported to a local hospital where her minor injuries were treated.
This was the second crash of a small place at the same airport in the space of a week. FAA investigators are looking into both incidents.
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