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2 dead after small plane crashes in Sussex County

HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) -Two people were killed after a small plane crashed in Hampton Township on Thursday afternoon, according New Jersey State Police spokesperson Trooper Charles Marchan.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), law enforcement located a single-engine Cessna 172 that had crashed in a wooded area of a state park near Lake Kemah at around 4:00 p.m.

The FAA issued an Alert Notice (ALNOT) shortly before 3:00 p.m. to public safety agencies to alert them about the missing aircraft. The flight departed Essex County Airport in Caldwell for Sussex Airport, FAA said.

The identities of the victims weren’t released.

The National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation, FAA said.

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