Federal investigators begin probe of deadly South Jersey plane crash

    National Transportation Safety Board investigators are trying to determine what caused a deadly small plane crash in South Jersey.

    The Navion-G single-engine aircraft was approaching Atlantic City International Airport when the pilot reported engine problems. The plane crashed in a wooded lot on Paddock Street in Hamilton Township on Friday night.

    One person was killed and another on board was injured and had to be freed by rescue crews. Two others apparently escaped injury and were able to walk away on their own.

    NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson told The Press of Atlantic City all the wreckage and components will be removed so investigators can study it.

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    The names of those on board were not disclosed.


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