A small plane crash at Somerset Airport in Bedminster, New Jersey left its two occupants with minor injuries, according to The Star-Ledger. The model CH74 American Champion plane, which was built in 2009 and registered to a Bridgewater company, ended up nose-down near the runway.
The plane, which was approaching from the southeast, was landing for unknown reasons when it crashed down just short of the runway, according to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesperson. The crash is still under investigation. According to the Far Hills-Bedminster volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief, one of the occupants was treated by paramedics for an ankle injury at the scene of the aviation accident, while the other suffered facial injuries and was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
Almost two years ago, a similar incident occurred at Somerset Airport when a small plane landed on its belly and skidded across the runway due to a landing gear malfunction. It is possible that an equipment or instrument malfunction or defect also caused the most recent crash at the airport.
Plane and aviation equipment manufacturers may be held liable for any injuries or deaths caused by defective equipment.
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