Western New Jersey

Small plane with 3 aboard crashes, catches fire in Hunterdon County

FRANKLIN TWP., N.J. - Officials say a small plane with three people aboard crashed and caught fire in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

Officials said the plane crashed about a half-mile northeast of Sky Manor Airport, near Pittstown. It happened around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Quakertown Fire Company posted photos on Facebook that showed the plane engulfed in flames when they arrived on scene.

The pilot, Kyle Dalrymple, and passengers, Clinton Campbell and Wendy Race, were out of the aircraft and conscious when crews arrived, according to Franklin Township police.

All three were airlifted to the hospital, but there is no word on their conditions.

A spokesperson for the FAA said the Piper Cherokee was headed from Blairstown Airport to Sky Manor Airport when it crashed on private property on Pittstown Road.

The Quakertown Fire Company said firefighters and emergency medical crews are helping the victims.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.

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