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February 10, 2011

Small Plane Crashes Near Lincoln Park Airport in New Jersey, Pilot Injured

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By: Matt Molnar
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The pilot of a small plane was injured when his plane crashed near Lincoln Park Airport in northern New Jersey late Thursday morning.

Cessna 182P N25HD

The 1972 Cessna 182P (N25HD) which crashed near Lincoln Park Airport. (Photo courtesy of FlightAware.com)

The 1972 Cessna 182P (N25HD) overshot the runway while landing at around 11:45am, crashing into a store’s parking lot on an adjacent street, coming to a stop about 600 feet from the store’s front door, according to a Newark Star-Ledger report.

Only the pilot was on board, who was said to be “in a lot of pain” according to a witness.

The privately-owned airport—which has a single, 2942 ft. long runway—received a $100,000 federal grant last year to address runway safety issues.

Two other planes have crashed while landing at the airport since 2005.