A 75-year-old man was killed when an airplane he was piloting crashed in a marshy area of New Jersey on Sunday, New Jersey State Police officials said.
William Lindley, of Beechwood, was the only person on the plane when it crashed.
State police officers received a call about a possibly downed aircraft in the Bass River State Forest just before 11 a.m., authorities said.
The two-passenger aircraft crashed in a marshy area of the forest at around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the FAA said.
The aircraft departed Salisbury, Maryland yesterday and was en route to the Ocean County airport. Authorities said the plane didn't arrive as scheduled last night.
After unsuccessful attempts to communicate with Lindley, police were able to track his cellphone and notify Tuckerton troopers of the plane's location.
A multiagency search began Sunday morning and a Coast Guard helicopter crew spotted the plane a few hours later.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.