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Student pilot, flight instructor not injured in small plane crash in Warren County

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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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