Plane Crashes Into New Jersey Home, Causing Multiple House Fires in Suburban Neighborhood
At least two houses are on fire in New Jersey due to a small plane crash on Tuesday.
A Cessna 414 crashed into a house in Colonia, N.J. around 11 a.m with NBC New York reporting that visibility dropped from 10 miles to two miles within 20 minutes at the nearest airport.
Only the pilot — who has yet to be identified — was on board during the time of the incident. Residents of the Berkley Avenue homes that caught fire were out at the time.
“There was a car in the driveway, so everybody thought somebody was home, but nobody was home, they confirmed with the owner,” said John McCormac, mayor of Woodbridge Township, told CBS New York. “Right now, we don’t believe any civilians on the ground were impacted by the crash.”
The CBS affiliate also reported that firefighters from nine different firehouses have arrived at the scene and a local energy company that serves the area has turned off gas lines to 400 customers in the area as a precaution.
Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are on their way to the scene in order to conduct an investigation. It is currently unclear where the aircraft had departed from, or its destination.