New Jersey

Home-Built Plane Skids off Runway in New Jersey, Federal Officials Say

The Federal Aviation Administration said it is investigating after a small plane skidded off the runway at a New Jersey airport Thursday.

The FAA said the Piper PA-12, a three-seat single-engine plane, veered off the runway at Trenton-Robbinsville Airport around 1:30 p.m. The 79-year-old pilot was out of the plane when first responders arrived at the crash site. 

Robbinsville police spokesman Lt. Michael Polaski says the pilot was the only person aboard the home-built plane. He was treated for facial injuries at a local hospital.

The Trenton-Robbinsville Airport is a privately-owned facility next to a golf course off Route 130.

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