HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - The pilot in Friday's fatal plane crash in Hamilton Township has been identified as Anthony C. Kelly, 44, from Washington Township, according to a news release from the Township of Hamilton Police Department.
On Friday, Sept. 20, shortly before 5 p.m. Hamilton police received a multiple 9-1-1 calls from residents in the Laureldale section of the township reporting an airplane crash in the area.
The Township of Hamilton Police Department, Laureldale Volunteer Fire Company, and New Jersey Forest Fire Service located the crash scene near Cypress Street. The subsequent fire was quickly extinguished, and firefighters located the lone occupant of the airplane, who was dead.
On Monday, Sept. 23, the victim was positively identified.
According to the FAA’s Accident and Incident Notification Registry, the crash happened “under unknown circumstances” at 4:55 p.m.
The amateur-built, experimental airplane was a Vans RV7 fixed wing, single-engine airplane manufactured in 2006 from a kit, tail number N174BK. It was registered to Anthony C. Kelly of Sewell, Gloucester County.
The investigation is being conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board and Detective Michael Robison of the Township of Hamilton Police Department.
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