The plane crashed about 50 yards from the last house in a fairly new development in West Milford.
One man was killed and another seriously injured when a small plane crashed Saturday in northern New Jersey.
The two were the only people aboard the Cessna 172, a four-seat, fixed-wing propeller plane, said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Holly Baker.
The single-engine plane went down around noon and ended up near a residential, wooded area in the Passaic County community of West Milford. One man was pronounced dead there a short time later, while the other was flown via helicopter to a nearby trauma center.
Their names were not disclosed, pending notification of relatives.
It was not clear what caused the crash, which occurred not far from Greenwood Lake Airport in West Milford.
Authorities did not immediately know if the plane had taken off from the airport or possibly was trying to land at the site.