Crews find small plane that crashed in Bass River Forest

BASS RIVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- State police say a small plane has crashed in the Bass River State Forest in Burlington County.

Authorities say the Ryan Navion plane had departed from Salisbury, Maryland on Saturday but failed to arrive at Ocean County Airport in New Jersey on Saturday night as scheduled.

After attempts to communicate with the pilot were unsuccessful, the pilot's cellphone was tracked to the area where the plane was found. A multiagency search began Sunday morning and a Coast Guard helicopter crew spotted the plane a few hours later.

It's not clear if the pilot was alone in the plane or injured in the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

 

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