BLAIRSTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A student pilot and flight instructor walked away without injuries after a plane crash at the Blairstown Airport Monday morning, according to Blairstown Township Police Chief Scott Johnsen.
A student pilot was attempting to land a single-engine Cessna 172N at around 10:15 a.m. when the plane struck the ground too hard which caused a wing to hit the ground and the plane went off the the side of the runway a couple of feet, authorities said.
There was damage to the aircraft. No injuries to the student pilot or the instructor, Johnsen said.
The aircraft is registered to Sherman Aviation, LLC in Fairfield, NJ, according to FAA records.
The airport was closed for approximately an hour, Johnsen said.
NTSB and FAA will conduct the investigation, Johnsen said.