NJ.com reported that a small New Jersey plane crash occurred near Lincoln Park Airport in February 2011.
The pilot departed from the Morristown Airport and was attempting to land a single-engine Cessna 182 when the aircraft lost power and its engine failed. The plane crashed into a parking lot approximately two-tenths of a mile from the Lincoln Park airport, skidding several feet before coming to a stop after colliding with a tree.
Emergency personnel stated that the pilot suffered multiple leg fractures as well as facial and internal injuries, requiring him to be airlifted to a local hospital for treatment.
According to the article, the New Jersey aviation accident appears to have been caused by mechanical failure. However, other accidents occur due to shortcomings in airport and runway design and maintenance. Lincoln Park Airport received $100,000 last year to address “runway safety issues.” In 2005, a small aircraft was significantly damaged after it crashed onto a nearby road when attempting to land on the airport’s runway. In 2008, a student pilot overshot the runway and collided into a guardrail.
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