Plane Crashes at Central Jersey Airport

Multi-engine aircraft landed short of the runway at the airport in Hillsborough.

A multi-engine aircraft crashed late Thursday morning, landing short of the runway at Hillsborough's Central Jersey Airport and sending both passengers to the hospital, a spokesperson from the Federal Aviation Administration said.

UPDATE: Both occupants suffered non-life-threatening injuries in crash.

Arlene Salac, a spokesperson for the FAA in New York, confirmed that State Police reported to the administration that the aircraft landed short of runway 25. She also said that both passengers were taken to area hospitals with unknown injuries.

Salac said the plane was manufactured by Beech and its model number is 76. She said the tail number was not known at this time.

The aircraft was upside down as first responders addressed the scene shortly before noon. A medical helicopter was also seen flying from the airport.

Salac said inspectors from the FAA will be arriving at the scene to begin the investigation. She said in an accident like this, the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause of the accident. A preliminary report usually takes from a week to 10 days, she said.

LC September 06, 2012 at 06:49 PM
From the picture, it looks like the registration number is N6716L... is this correct?
LC September 06, 2012 at 06:50 PM
HLS September 06, 2012 at 06:53 PM
what time did this happen
W.A.Machauer September 12, 2012 at 11:12 PM
As usual, the reporting of aviation accidents is incorrect or technically lacking....which helps prolong public fear and ignorance of aviation. My sources tell me, and I was there the same afternoon, improper simulated single engine go-around techniques and/ or failure of the throttled engine to respond on a "go-around manuever created more assymetrical thrust than the pilot(s) could control, resulting in veering OFF the Runway (not short of it), coming to rest between the taxiway and a chain link fence. Multi-engine Pilots know about this. Non Pilots only have the media's "slant" on things. (I do have 61 yrs a pilot...30 with Airlines...53 yrs a Flight Instructor


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