NTSB report describes final seconds of NJ plane crash into home

A small plane crashed into a house in Colonia, NJ. (Michael Yonone)

A preliminary report describes the final seconds of a small plane’s crash into a house New Jersey last month.

The Cessna crashed into a house in the Colonia section of Woodbridge Township on Oct. 29, killing the pilot and damaging three homes. No one on the ground was injured.

The pilot, Florida resident Dr. Michael Schloss, was an experienced flier who had left an airport in Virginia en route to an airport in Linden, New Jersey about three miles from the crash site.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators wrote Friday that the plane maintained a steady altitude up to about 30 seconds before the crash then made a steep left turn in the final seconds.

A report on what caused the accident could take as long as two years.