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Plane crashes into trees near New Jersey airport


A plane making an emergency landing at a New Jersey airport crashed into a thatch of woods Tuesday and ended up teetering precariously atop a tree several feet in the air, authorities said.

The pilot of the single engine aircraft lost power above Hillsborough, NJ, about noon, cops said. He was trying to make an emergency landing Central Jersey Regional Airport when the plane lost altitude above the woods and crashed, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson said on Instagram.

“The plane’s pilot was the single occupant and is reportedly uninjured,” Robertson wrote.

It took several hours for rescuers to get the pilot out of the trapped plane, authorities said. He was taken to a nearby hospital for observation, police said.