October 19, 2016

Officials: Two injured in Camden County plane crash

Investigation Plane Crash
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A small plane crashed Wednesday in the yard of this home at East Linden Avenue and Hawthorne street in Lindenwold, Camden County, authorities said.

Two people were injured Wednesday afternoon in the crash of a small airplane in Camden County, officials said.

The small-engine Ercoupe 415-C plane went down in a residential area along the 500 block Linden Avenue before crashing in a backyard, said Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen. It was believed to have departed from Cross Keys Airport in nearby Berlin. 

At least two occupants were extricated from the plane — both breathing and conscious — and airlifted to Cooper University Hospital for treatment. Their injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening. 

The aircraft remains at the scene of the crash for analysis by the National Transportation Safety Board and Camden County public safety and hazmat officials. The Federal Aviation Administration was also notified of the crash. 

Firefighters and other emergency responders also maintained a heavy presence at the scene.

Check back for updates on this developing story.