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FAA: Plane crash kills 5 in New Jersey

By Nicole Bliman, CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The crash took place at Monmouth Executive Airport in Wall Township
  • The plane was a Cessna Skymaster 337, according to the FAA
  • Identities of the victims have not been released

(CNN) -- Five people were killed Monday when a small plane crashed in Monmouth County, New Jersey, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said.

All five victims were males, according to the Wall Township Police Department. Names and ages were not released, but the police department said the victims included the pilot, two adult passengers, a teenager and a younger boy.

The crash at Monmouth Executive Airport -- formerly Allaire Airport -- in Wall Township was reported at 3:44 p.m. ET, according to Allison Duquette of the FAA. The plane was a Cessna Skymaster 337, according to the FAA.

Witnesses told the Asbury Park Press newspaper that the plane appeared to be on a landing approach when the crash occurred.

The airport is about 50 miles south of New York City, on the New Jersey coast. The area around the airport is sparsely populated and surrounded by highways, strip malls, and wooded areas.

The FAA and NTSB will be handling the investigation.

 
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