The plane, a Piper PA-28 aircraft, took off from Blairstown Airport and was headed to Sky Manor Airport when it crashed about a half-mile northeast of the airport, near Pittstown.
It happened around 10:45 p.m. Saturday.
When first responders arrived, they found the plane covered in flames and quickly began helping the three on board.
The pilot, Kyle Dalrymple, and two passengers, Clinton Campbell and Wendy Race, were conscious and out of the plane when responders arrived. The plane is registered to Kyle Dalrymple of Belvidere, NJ.
Foam was used to attack the plane fire.
The passengers were airlifted to trauma centers in Morristown. Their conditions are not yet known.
It's unclear whether the plane was taking off or landing.
The crash is under investigation by the FAA and the NTSB.
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
|C/n / msn:||28-7425057|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: / Occupants: 3|
|Airplane damage:||Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||1/2 mi NE Sky Manor Airport, in Franklin, Hunterdon County, NJ - United States of America|
|Departure airport:||Blairstown Airport (1N7)|
|Sky Manor Airport (N40)|
Crashed on approach at night. Post crash fire.
|Manufacturer Name||PIPER||Certificate Issue Date||01/06/2014|
|Type Aircraft||Fixed Wing Single-Engine||Type Engine||Reciprocating|
|Pending Number Change||None||Dealer||No|
|Date Change Authorized||None||Mode S Code (base 8 / oct)||51644057|
|MFR Year||1973||Mode S Code (base 16 / hex)||A7482F|
|Type Registration||Individual||Fractional Owner||NO|
|Street||510 HARDWICK ST|
|Engine Model||0-320 SERIES||Category||Normal|