A small plane crashed in a wooded area of New Jersey on Thursday, killing two people on board, authorities said.
In a statement to The Post, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration said the wreckage of the single-engine Cessna 172 was found near a state park in Kemah Lake in Hampton Township around 4 p.m.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an alert to public safety agencies about the missing plane before 3 p.m., according to the statement.
The statement said the plane had taken off from Essex County Airport in Caldwell and was on its way to Sussex Airport.
New Jersey State Police confirmed the deaths of two people on board. northjersey.com mentioned.
The identities of the victims and the plane’s registration were not immediately known.
“The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate,” the FAA statement said. “The NTSB will be responsible for the investigation and will provide additional updates.”