Small plane crashes into front yard of NJ house

A small plane crashed in Manville in Somerset County on Monday afternoon. The plane came to a rest in a front yard on South Main Street around 1 p.m. The crash site is near Central Jersey Regional Airport.

It was unclear if anyone was hurt or if the plane might have been on take-off or approach for landing at the airport.

The FAA described the airplane as a Mooney M20M.  It appeared to crush a car that was parked in the driveway.

Manville NJ Plane Crash

Police had closed off the road for the investigation.  A local fire department was at the scene.  There was a possible fuel spill from the plane.

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Utility crews were also on the scene because the plane may have clipped power lines.  An estimated 1,000 PSE&G customers were affected by the issue.

Marks on the road appeared to show that the plane first hit there and then skidded into the lawn.

Manville is south and west of I-287 in Central New Jersey.  It is about 44 miles southwest of New York City.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.