Pilot from East Windsor experiences mechanical failure during flight, suffers minor injuries during crash


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On June 6 at approximately 5:02 p.m., Robbinsville Township Police Communications received a 911 call advising of a place crash in the area of Gordon and Sharon roads.

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Upon patrol unit’s arrival to the area, the pilot of the aircraft was observed walking around the area and a plane was located in the middle of Sharon Road near the intersection of Gordon Road.

The pilot of the plane was identified as a 47-year-old male from East Windsor. He was transported via ambulance for minor back pain.

The aircraft was identified as a 1966 Piper aircraft.

Preliminary investigation has determined that the pilot took off from the Robbinsville Airport shortly before the crash and that the pilot experienced some sort of mechanical failure while in flight, causing him to perform an emergency landing.

This investigation is still on going and notification was made to the Federal Aviation Administration for further investigation.

* This Information was prepared by Lt. William Swanhart of the Robbinsville Township Police Department.

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