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New Jersey small plane crash kills pilot, police say

A pilot died when the small plane he was flying crashed in Sussex County, New Jersey, on Sunday morning, police officials said.

No passengers were aboard, the New Jersey State Police said in a statement on Twitter.

The crash occurred about 10:30 a.m. near Airport Road in Green Township, according to Emergency personnel administered CPR to the pilot at the crash scene near Trinca Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash. A spokeswoman described the plane to local media as an NW-Freedom, an amateur-built aircraft.

Separately, a small plane crashed in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, on Saturday night, injuring the pilot and two passengers, according to media reports.

The Piper PA-28 took off from Blairstown Airport near Delaware Water Gap and was headed to Sky Manor Airport near Pittstown when it crashed at 10:45 p.m., officials told The pilot, Kyle Dalrymple, and two passengers, Clinton Campbell and Wendy Race, were conscious and out of the aircraft when officers arrived at the scene. The three, whose hometowns were not released, were airlifted to hospitals, authorities said.

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