Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Small plane crashes in N.J. yard

Authorities are responding to a plane that crashed into the yard of a New Jersey home this morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the amateur-built Auriga aircraft crashed in a yard on the 200 block of Sunny Meade Road in Hillsborough, Somerset County.

The plane was approaching a runway at the Central Jersey Regional Airport at the time of the accident, the FAA said.

Hillsborough Township police said the pilot, who was the only person on board, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for treatment. Officials didn't describe the nature or extent of his injuries.

Police Chief Paul Kaminski told the Star-Ledger that the pilot was the plane's owner, 73-year-old Victor Holmlund, of Hillsborough.

Further details about the incident, which happened shortly before 10:30 a.m., weren't immediately available.

The FAA and other emergency responders are investigating.


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