Banner plane pilot survives crash in Jersey Shore marsh

     A Piper J-3 Cub. (Image: Wikipedia.org)

    A Piper J-3 Cub. (Image: Wikipedia.org)

    The pilot of small plane belonging to an aerial advertising company survived a crash in a Jersey Shore marsh.

    Middle Township police say the 20-year-old pilot was circling to land at Paramount Air Service’s airfield on Stites Avenue in the Green Creek section of the municipality around 1:45 p.m. Sunday. 

    That’s when the fixed-wing single-engine Piper J3C-65 lost power and crashed in a nearby marshy area in the Cape May County community. 

    The pilot, who was alone in the aircraft, sustained lacerations to his head. Authorities have not released his name. 

    The cause of the crash is under investigation.

    According to its website, Paramount Air Service says it was founded in 1945 and is “the nation’s oldest and largest aerial advertising firm.”

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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