Small plane crashes in southern Ocean County

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    Image: Google Maps

    Authorities say a small plane crashed in a wooded area near a southern Ocean County airport Monday night. 

    The plane crashed near the Eagle’s Nest Airport in Eagleswood around 11 p.m., according to the New Jersey State Police.

    The pilot, who was alone, reportedly suffered minor injuries. Firefighters quickly responded to the scene, and the Federal Aviation Administration was notified. 

    The cause wasn’t immediately known.

    It’s the second plane crash near the airport in less than a month.

    In mid-May, a vintage single engine plane crashed into trees within a residential neighborhood. The pilot of the red and white 1947 Stinson plane suffered minor injuries, police said at the time. 

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